10 May 2010

And Then There Was Talking….

Seems we’re still in a bit of a nine line bind regarding who’s going to be next to tell us what to do, how to do it, where to do it and when to do it.

It amazes me how the news channels can work themselves into a frenzy, jibber on and on, twenty-four hours a day, nonstop, about what three guys are plotting behind closed doors.

I seem to remember, and this is another one of those ‘back in time’ things, that at the end of the Korean war, when peace talks started, they spent something like a year arguing about the shape of the conference table.

Now, you could be forgiven for thinking that as a politician is a politician is a politician, we could have similar gooneyness going on here. Worrying about how votes will be counted next time rather than trying to figure out how to pay the bill right now. That sort of thing.

Honestly though, going by what I've seen of our boys this past month, I'm sure they're 'down to business' and discussing nitty-gritty stuff, you know, the real stuff, stuff like, “It’s not fair, I wanted to sit there! How come he gets to sit by the window? Where am I going to sit now?" Stuff like that.

As it all unfolds behind them doors, I was reminded of a nice line from the Moody Blues. Pardon? Scoobyd...... No, no - Moody Blues. Moody with an ‘M’, Blues with a ‘B’. They were big back in the 196...... Oh, right. Never mind.

The line is very simple, still works and, as best I remember, goes something like this;

“Face piles of trials with smiles, and keep on thinking free.” It works on so many levels. As they say.

Quote; James T. Kirk.

“A meeting is an event where minutes are taken and hours wasted.”

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