I was nearly scammed on Craigslist when selling a piano. It’s a long story, but suffice it to say it was a pretty elaborate scheme involving a “certified check” sent overnight to me and other ruses. As I wised up to the deception, I wish I had the where with all to respond back in a potent way. Take the phone calls we receive from telemarketers. I’m not saying that telemarketers are scammers but they can come across that way. They can also be pretty annoying. Not all, but most. The following recording is an hilarious exchange between a telemarketer and a very bold and funny man. I’m am filing this blog entry under miscellany and hope it gives you a good smile to your day.
Various thoughts on a variety of topics.
As some of you know, I speak, create content, blog and consult on the issue of resilience. More and more people I talk to are very interested in how they can strengthen their resolve to bounce back and thrive in these uncertain times. I try to stay on topic and focus on what I believe are core competencies of resilience: communication, collaboration, adaptation, and imagination. All my posts are organized around those with a few miscellaneous posts thrown in for grins. So, here is a visualization of my posts for the month of November 2011 created by Wordle.
What are the odds that you exist, as you, today? Author Ali Binazir attempts to quantify the probability that you came about and reveals that the odds of you existing are almost zero. So be mighty grateful this thanksgiving for just being you!! You are a miracle from God or a freak of nature. You decide. To see a larger version of this graph click here>>