Knowledge and Uncommon Sense
blasted microsoft ate the page
I have a story anyway! This morning I went down to Newport Beach to meet with a gentleman who has a company with 100 employees. I gave a presentation for the Paradigm Group few weeks ago, and he was an angel investor slash potential venture capitalist.
So I can’t drive down in my Jag because it’s broken, (electrical issue of course) so I’m renting a friend’s motorcycle on a per diem basis. I refuel half way down the 1 hour trip, and it’s 9:29. I made great time on the 405 South, a 6 lane freeway with carpool lane for motocycles, hybrids, and passenger cars of 2 people or more. So I THINK I’ll be early, but I divert my original directions to avoid a toll road because I don’t want to fumble through my dozen pockets or pay a toll.
At 9:55 a.m. I finally am facing the Pacific Ocean, at a major t intersection, and pull over to check the navigation on my phone. It tells me to go south, when I should have gone north.
I call him at 10:10 am, 5 miles SOUTH of the breakfast place. (Beautiful scenery, overlooking the cliffs) It’s not looking good from an etiquette standpoint, but insists on waiting, and I finally arrive with leather jacket, motorcycle helmet, bookbag, and blue suit!
We ended up having a long chat about my projects. From Autism fundraising, to Sapling Liqueur, to Kevin Hogans web class, my 3 books, etc. He again was impressed with my potential and is mulling over hiring me. I sincerely apologized and he didn’t take my lateness personally. Wish me luck! Time will tell if I had enough charm to save the day… LOL! ~GREG
Greg Dougall, Philanthropist-in-Training
Adulthood is the ever-shrinking period between childhood and old age. It is the apparent aim of modern industrial societies to reduce this period to a minimum.
Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We’re saying that for America to get back on track, we’re probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.
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