To quote Lloyd Dobler "I don't want to sell anything, buy anything, or process anything as a career. I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything sold, bought, or processed, or repair anything sold, bought, or processed. You know, as a career, I don't want to do that."
Monday, May 08, 2006
I must have high expectations......
We set out for our paddle.
Everything seems to be fine until I hear Nike Woman yelling behind me "I need to get off of this, I need to get off of this!!" and I turn and see a very panic stricken look on her face. She is on the verge of a full blown panic attack. And I decide that I am gonna talk her down. I think this because I can't stand to lose when it comes to getting people thru the entire trip. We get to the beach and i get them all suited up to snorkel. This should be an easy task..........well get them to wear the equipment works, but they had other plans. The men went in, the women didn't. I tried to get them comfortable to go in, it worked until they were 20 feet from shore and then Nike woman freaked. I give them their lunch and get them back on their kayaks and we start heading out for some more paddling and Nike woman freaked. I turned them around and told them to wait on the beach and I would come back later and pick them up. Oi! This just keeps getting better. So, to make this long story very short I had to drive over and pick them up with my truck. She was still freaking, but now it was because everyone will know that she can't paddle. And all I could think was "Get out of my car, and go back to Oregon!" So later I got to thinking, what kind of image are these Nike people supposed to project? These days very few people actually do something that requires some skill and guts. And to be honest you really don't have to be that gutsy to get in kayak and paddle. But everytime I take people out they remark on how gutsy and adventurous I am. 100 years ago no one would be saying that, knowing how to get from A to B would most likely be under your own power. This is such a rarity these days..........................What do you think???