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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Pride and Doing Manual Work

I was talking to a person who used to work for me about their experience working for somebody who just had zero respect for him. Treated him like dirt. I have seen this across many cultures, where a person thinks he is so high status he does not need to get his hands dirty.

Another story. A tenant of ours while we had moved out of area temporarily, when my Father-in-law went to fix a garage spring treated him badly. My Father-in-law did not say anything to the person. The problem was the person judged a book by it's cover, they should have looked in his garage at what type of car he has there...

Today I was helping out at a trade show booth for a friend and it was so refreshing to see the owner of a large Chinese company helping to put together his product. I really respect a person who is not afraid to get his hands dirty.

One of my favorite memories of my Father in law, was one time I was helping him out with his garden and the shovel broke. He fixed it with a nail and some tape, and it worked perfectly fine. It's something I would have never thought of. He is an amazing person and I just shake my head at the former tenant who showed him little respect. That was the same tenant where after we moved back, a lady came and dropped off an envelope... It had a newspaper clipping in it. That is an interesting story...

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