Sure enough, he came over and after seeing the scores on his tests, it was plain that about anything we had he could do. I hadn't seen scores that high in a long time. I don't remember what he did initially but he served out the last of his 20 years in the guard. Had I not looked past the beard and the dirty clothes, the Guard would have missed out on one of the best soldiers we ever enlisted. Clearly my desire to talk to about anyone helped me look past that cover and see the man inside.
The other day, the wife and I talked about being able to just talk to about anyone. She is a little of an introvert and can talk with anyone should she choose to do so. Me, I seek out conversations and am especially at home if it is with a little kid. They are so honest and bright and I can get right down on their level.
|Father Time at Wal*Mart|
I am not sure why people seem to hate Wal*Mart. I can spend hours roaming up and down the aisles and getting exercise. It is a lot like I get a chance to see things even if I don't buy them all. The lack of sales associates, and their limited knowledge doesn't upset me. In fact I hate it when at Best Buy one of their salesmen follow me around and make stuff up hoping to get me to buy something. There are times I just like to look and there are times I like to buy and generally I can do it by myself.
In closing, I want to remind you that it is important to maintain a good appearance when you go to work to help those that do have to judge you will get a good impression. What you do the rest of the time is on your own.