Who Can Resist?

Mac And Cheese

 

So this food truck in downtown Washington D.C. is plastered with this Mac Attack signage. 



The noodles are sticking up and out of everything (including the “A” in Attack).



And the gooey cheese is dropping off the noodles and letters. 



While I didn’t see anyone around the truck buying early in the day, I have a feeling the line forms at lunchtime. 



Really now, who can resist the temptation of a good mac and cheese? 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Garbage In, Repair The World Out

Garbage Truck

I’m sure you know the saying, “Garbage In, Garbage out”–in other words what you put into something is what you get out.



In this case, I took a photo of a garbage truck–of all things–that had prominently plastered on its side, “Tikkun Olam – Repair the World.”



That is quite a positive message to put on a garbage truck!



Maybe that is our challenge in life, to make good things happen from the garbage that life often throws our way. 



Make something sweet like lemonade out of something sour like lemons.



This is not easy without some sugar, but in life, we need G-d to supply the raw ingredients and we add the elbow grease. 😉



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

How Do You Kill A Pothole?

How Do You Kill A Pothole?

With a pothole killer, of course.

This is a funny truck roaming around Washington, D.C.

Even the phone number tells the story…dial 1-877-Fix Road.

All American too – red, white, and blue with the stars and stripes.

Bang, Bang. Pothole Dead. 😉

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Don’t Communicate Like A Dump Truckity

Do_not_push
I don’t know a lot about huge dump trucks.

But I wondered what this meant when it says on the back of this multi-ton vehicle–“Do Not Push”.

Don’t worry, I won’t! 🙂

In life, we often communicate things that either we aren’t really clear about, don’t mean, or end up being misunderstood for.

In fact, probably one of the toughest “soft skills” to learn is communication skills.

I don’t know why they call it soft, since when you communicate poorly, you can get hit over the head–quite hard.

One of the biggest issues is people who talk too much (i.e. they dump on others), but aren’t very good at listening. Hey, they may as well be talking to themselves then, because communication is a two-way street.

Good communications skills include the three C’s: clarity, conciseness, and consistency, and I would add–last but not at all least–a T for tact.

Communication skills also overlaps with the ability to effectively influence, negotiate, and create win-win solutions, so actually communication is at the very heart of what we need to do well.

When communicating, don’t be pushy and don’t be pushed around (i.e. get dumped on)–and don’t get hit by that over-sized dump truck–communicate early, often, honestly, and with passion.

(Source photo: Andy Blumenthal)