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Thanks Gerald!

 

Reminds me, when I was working at this one place, I had Thursdays off, so I was in this phase of bowling. I would just go in the morning by myself and play around 6 games and go. Back then, I was painfully shy and have always been a loner. Well, there was this really old guy (mean looking and grouchy) that would wheel down and just stare at me, watching me play. It truly freaked me out. Anyway, this one day he started knit-picking on how I was playing. Asked me why I was using a hook and so on. I told him that's how I learned and the best I can do. It got to where he would be down there EVERY week and on my case. One day, he coerced me into bowling straight and I went from my typical 70-100 down to 50?! hahaha I got mad! Well, he kept working on me and I started giving in. After he was through with me, I was bowling 179 on my bad days up to 225 on my good days! I even got a 250-something once!

 

Then the golf course. A friend of mine was BIG into golf. I always thought it was a joke, but I started going with her to play. Again, not very good, but something to do. Well, AGAIN, there were 2 old guys that would drive around the course in their cart-guess they worked there. And they zeroed in on me!!! "Can I show you something?"...UGHHH "OKAY!" Showed me I was holding my club wrong and my friend didn't even tell me!!! Another 2 holes, they jumped in. Well, by the 7th hole, they got very serious and showed me how to stand, twist the club, stay with the follow thru and get a NICE straight, long shot! I told my friend to try it and she couldn't seem to mimic the stance...or nothing! After about 10-15 minutes of learning this new technique, I started LOVING golf, instead of just chasing balls all over creation, and far surpassed my friend, who had been playing for years! And I found a course that was a par 3 and preferred to play there. Well, one day my friend, her mom (who was a real snob-always looked down on me because I wasn't a college grad) and I went there when she came down to visit. On one of the holes, there were people standing down there and it kinda worried me a bit as I was hitting pretty good and far by now. It was my turn to make my shot and we were watching the ball soaring, they were watching, and all of a sudden those people down at the other end just raised their arms and hooted and hollered, clapping! I ALMOST made a hole in one! I was about 12 feet away from the hole! AMAZING!!!

 

The moral of the story? If I am truly interested in something and I can learn something and someone is willing to teach me something, I take it seriously and give it my best shot! :D

 

 

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5 hours ago, DerBengel said:

If I am truly interested in something and I can learn something and someone is willing to teach me something, I take it seriously and give it my best shot!

Super attitude!!

I would see this in my students. Kids with an interest in working with their hands AND their brains. It was so rewarding to see them succeed.

 

Awesome work on that trinket box, too!

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Hey Gene, I totally agree with you, but I know some people who think now that they are older, they don't need to keep learning?? I don't get that mentality. We can better ourselves, as well as, learning knew skills and the sad part are younger people who don't think they need to bother-they still have their whole lives ahead of them.

 

Aw shucks...Very cool, lew, I guess that's why the good ones become teachers. Too bad not all teachers feel that way!

 

Thanks!

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