Archive for March, 2009

Make Mistakes

March 24, 2009

One thing that I have come to learn is that mistakes are a good thing. You need to make mistakes in order to learn from them.

Think about it, how many times has someone told you not to do something, you ignored them, did it anyways and realized they were right all along?  It’s possible for someone to take that advice without committing the same mistake, but it’s not likely. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s perfectly alright for people to make mistakes and make them often, as long as they are not making the same repetitive ones. Those are the people who have no business breathing the same air as you and me.

No one ever comes up with a brilliant idea right off the bat. Every person you see who is successful has probably had more failure along the way than their successes. This idea was brought to light by a blog entry by Mark Cuban on his own success story. Many who seem as if “luck” is on their side is actually blessed by their determination and hard work. You don’t ace an exam by not doing your homework.

So citizens of the world, children of capitalism, make mistakes and make them often but never repeat them. You’ll be a stronger person in the end.

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Name Tags

March 24, 2009

Nametag

Have you ever met someone at a convention or even the waitress at your local diner and they introduced themselves to you? The more aware they are of their name tag, the more likely they will point to their own name while they are saying it.

“Hi, I’m Jenny. I’ll be your server today.” (points to name on chest)

I wish this was something people got use to. Like what they do when asking for the time.

“Do you know what time it is?” (point to wrist where watch might be)

But not only that, wearing the name tags as well. Then all of a sudden you wouldn’t have to worry about remembering a girls name at a bar while inebriated. You never have to say, “I’m sorry, what was your name again?”

For both sexes this would be a distinct advantage. Especially when you are eight drinks in, and can’t remember what the naked person underneath you is named. And even if you do know, you might accidentally call out the wrong name. It sure would be an inappropriate time to ask for their name and certainly you can’t just go about screaming multiple names until you go it right.

“Oh! Jenny!(?)” (thrust) “Oh! Stacey!(?)” (thrust) “Oh! Carmen!(?)” (thrust) “Oh! Haley!(?)”

You probably would get it all wrong anyway. With the use of a name tag you can look down and scream out in climax to ensure a safe delivery every time.