There are some of us (and you know who you are, right?) who are in denial that they are addicted to these devices. A little while ago I was chastising one of my children for texting while we were having a family discussion. I accused him of being addicted and that it was rude and inconsiderate. I am embarrassed to say that my children quickly reminded me that it was no different than the five times I had pulled out my Blackberry that night during our discussion to check e-mail – touché.
Several months ago after returning from a week long and grueling business trip I came home to the following sticky note placed carefully square smack in the center of my monitor. I left it there for several months. Why? Because it made me feel great! Am I the best? Well, maybe not, but in his eyes I was. His note really made me want to be.
It is still surprising to hear about a company that does annual performance reviews – annually. I worked for such a company a little while back. We had a small dedicated HR department and a CEO that stressed the annual performance review each year. The problem was they were only once a year.
I love parades, especially in the small town I live in. It is fun and you can get lots of free candy at my towns parades. All you have to do is wave like crazy and yell. The more excited you are the more candy you get from each of the floats. It is like Halloween in July! It is especially fun to observe people’s behavior at parades. The first few floats were greeted with great anticipation.