I know, One-Liners are supposed to be on Wednesday, but, I think you will appreciate this diversion from the normal path. Two weeks ago, I attended a business meeting in St. Augustine, Florida. One of the things I like about this meeting, is that we can freely talk about things going on in our business, things that have happened, things we hope will happen and things we fear might happen. We can freely talk, because what we share, doesn’t leave the room. There were a bunch of one-liners that I jotted down, which, if offered out of context are rendered merely interesting. So, that means there isn’t much of a backstory.
I could have trickled these in over a series of Wednesdays, but I’d be tempted to repeat the above introduction and probably a bit more. So, you see, piling them up in one post is really easier on you, and the Editor (who has to proofread this on Mother’s Day).
“The elves aren’t going to put it together while you sleep” – This sounds like something my father would have said, or at least something he would have liked. The general sentiment to be extracted from the context of this remark is “get to work!”
“Pathological problem solvers” – I was sitting at the table of men described by this comment, and the opinion is generally true. I could generalize and apply this to most men, and I could further suggest that it has caused more head-shaking-loud-sighing moments among women than any other attribute of the men they love. Someday, I will learn that – some times – women just want to say something – they aren’t looking for a solution (even though I’m sure I could suggest one).
“She could scare paint off the wall!” – One of our speakers mentioned a former coworker with this phrase. Not much else needs to be said.
“The pace of acquiring knowledge is increasing” – This is a truism in our world that businesses, and schools of all nature and size are struggling to deal with.
“You can’t get the answer to a question until you ask it” – This is one of those obvious statements that often eludes us. I think it’s a variation of the less direct “there are no stupid questions” which is meant to encourage us to ask the question we might be considering. Whenever I heard that statement, I always thought “maybe this is the question that will prove that statement wrong.”
That’s it for today – easy Monday.
Today’s gallery includes some of the true signs of spring that I found when I returned from the lands of constant green (Florida) and the land that spring sometimes forgets (Iowa).