Had the opportunity to attend my 20 year high school reunion. Can you find me?
We were celebrating my birthday recently, so the boys took me out to Buffalo Wild Wings (their favorite place to “treat” dad). Our boys’ ages are 10, 8, and 2 – so this place is like a wild and crazy carnival with loud music, 3,200 TV screens, and little tablets (yes, they provide tablets!) for mobile apps and games. Or what I like to call “quality family time.”
Through the magic of the “internets” I’ve recently been able to re-connect with my high school English teacher. As most of of my friends, students, and colleagues know, I am a high school dropout. I really didn’t impress too many of my teachers back then. In fact, I’m sure most of them wouldn’t even remember my name. I know I wouldn’t have if I were in their position. Out of sight, out of mind.
But Mrs. Moore was different.
Have you ever noticed how often things don’t go as you planned?
I was invited to give a short 15 minute presentation of my book to a Business Advisory Group at my university. I was honored they would ask me to speak and gladly accepted the invitation. I was actually looking forward to this because there were a good number of decision makers in the room.
The meeting was 2.5 hours long, and I was on the agenda for the last 15 minutes. That’s right. For a 2.5 hour meeting, I was the guy to go the last 15 minutes, right before lunch. They say never be the “guy standing before an audience and lunch.”
I was that guy.