Small Victories: Winning & Losing
In 2012 I lost my job, gentlemen.
It was a great gig, had my own cozy office—was up for a promotion in February and had a multitude of 2013 projects in the works for numerous clients.
And just like that, unexpectedly, I was let go on a Wednesday afternoon. The reasoning was cloudy and a bit dodgy—departmental cuts? I’m more of a writer? Which only made matters worse.
The Gentleman’s Handshake
Did you know that prior to Andrew Jackson’s presidency Americans used to bow as a greeting?
Americans still used a lot of British formalities until Ole Hickory Andrew Jackson, a southern gentleman and people person, began using the handshake for its intimacy and casual nature.
Mostly self educated, when criticized for his misspelling of words he famously quipped:
“It’s a damn poor mind who can think of only one way to spell a word.”
(Oh and he also dueled, like..a lot.)