Monument To The Homeless

I really had to take a second look at this. 


From a distance, it looked like another homeless person sleeping on the bench in Washington., D.C. 


But as I got closer, I realized this was a statue of a homeless person.


And the only thing real about it was the empty cup of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee next to it. 


Honestly, I am not sure what the point of this statue is. 


There are enough REAL homeless people to remind us of their serious plight and the critical need to help them. 


The money that went into creating this monument would’ve been far better spent on helping these real people in need. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

On Time Is Late

Smart saying I heard today on time management:

Early is on time.
On time is late.
Late is unacceptable.

Having grown up in a very precise environment,  I can certainly appreciate this. 


Seriously, from a Yekke (Jewish German background), we were taught to be 15 to 30 minutes early–i.e. on time–for everything. 


I remember starting to get “little” reminders to get ready and get out the door well in advance and numerous times before the clock struck. 


Fashionably late or any other type is not in the vocabulary and frankly is a complete f*ckin insult. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

City Sunrise

This was a beautiful city sunrise in Washington D.C.

And it is accented by the lamppost shinning like the sun on the middle left.You can also see the store lights and car headlights as some additional sparkle to this.Anyway, it reminds me of a crude, funny story I heard at a seminar this week:This guy drives to work in San Francisco early in the morning when it is still very foggy.

So he has to turn on his fog lights to see and navigate.

But by the time, he gets to work every day, the fog lifts and he is afraid that he is going to forget to turn the lights of the car off.

As a reminder, he leaves his fly open–what?

He figures, by at least noon every day, someone will tell him his fly is open and he’ll remember then to turn off his fog lights.

What made this even funnier is the lady in the room next to me leans over and says, “so what are us ladies supposed to do to remember to turn off our fog lights?”

Great questions, ah…let’s talk about that one after class. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)