The miscellaneous ramblings of an old man

 On July 23rd I turned 72, WOW! Starting in the mid 70’s I am now in my 5th decade of working in the “business”. During that time I have met and worked with a lot of people in a lot of environments, so these are the miscellaneous ramblings of an old man.

 While you only live once – I can confirm that if you work it right, once is enough.

 Don’t assume malice for what stupidity can explain.

If you think there is good in everybody, you haven’t met everybody.

Patience is inversely proportional to age

 Loyalty is a two way street.

 A suggestion – When you get old the only thing you will have is memories – so while you are young make a lot of them .

 I’m working on five decades in the business and every time I think I have seen or heard the dumbest thing I have ever seen or heard someone proves me wrong.

 The instructors are spreading the rumor that I went to school with Sir Isaac Newton – not true – Isaac (we called him Issy) was two years ahead of me – they also ask me what it was like going through the slalom driving a vehicle with two horsepower – my chariot –everyone is a comedian.

 It has been said many times – “You don’t go to nice places” – well if it is a nice place it doesn’t need me.

If the ride from the airport to the hotel requires an armored car your life isn’t getting any easier when you get to the hotel.

 If you’re working with nationals – and what you are looking at is increasing the pucker factor – but the nationals say “don’t worry” – worry

 In a high risk environment your best defense is training and education – and the best education I have ever received was growing up on the streets of East Cambridge.

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