Friday, December 03, 2004

No empty seats? I'm outta here...

(Cartoon by Hey Doodle Doodle Studios)

I attended one of my association meetings last night. At the end of the evening, the president asked, "Are there any new members in the audience tonight we haven't recognized?"

A woman in the back said, "Well, some guy named Jim walked in the room at the beginning of the meeting, but he couldn't find an empty seat - so he left."

A silence fell over the group.

I looked over to the chair next to me, where nobody was sitting. It was the only empty one in the house. Well, almost empty: someone had put their jacket and scarf over the arm.



How could you sacrifice your comfort for a new member?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag