So many stories; but just one for now: Their Geology Ministry put on a banquet for us; and as a very light drinker, I was glad to see a large tumbler of water beside every plate. As you can probably guess, it was vodka. At the risk of an international incident, I stopped at the first swallow. During the initial sales visit, one of our directors had to be rescued from the police drunk tank.
“I’d much rather get through life without multiple concussions.” But how can you judge if you haven’t experienced the game? In 5 years high-school and 2 years university, I saw only one concussion; and he had no lingering symptoms. Maybe conditioning is the answer. Back in the day we linemen were trained to lead with our helmets; thus our coach worked our necks relentlessly.
I have little doubt that those belittling the joy of football have never played the game.
A sense of humor can also get you the job. The questionnaire read: “What are your physical limitations?” So I replied, “I am slower than a speeding bullet, less powerful than a locomotive, and cannot leap tall buildings in a single bound.” On my first day at work, my supervisor said, “I didn’t know we were hiring.”
Are they still mourning for Buddy Holly?
Indeed we did have technology export laws. Although we were a Canadian company, we had to go through a lengthy U.S. approval process. We only got approval because we sold them a large main-frame computer just as desk-tops were on the horizon, with many times the capacity. I recall rejoicing when our main-frame got a hard drive upgraded to 300 megabytes. Yes, I said megabytes.
It was the possible scripting for Survivor that I was asking about. Wrasslin’ I know.
This takes all the joy out of watching; thus, I have to ask if you have any evidence of scripting. P.S. What weight class was your wrestler?
Wow! All I learned was how to use a mop.
Pretty much the same – both folks worked full time – grandma was alive to babysit until I was nine – then I carried a house key.