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“You have to be smarter than the objects you’re working with.”

January 1, 2006, 10:36 PM

Sometimes, people just say the darndest things. A customer told me today, “You have to be smarter than the objects you’re working with.” I nearly burst out laughing. Why? Because while he was referring to the bag of dog food he was putting up on the belt, I was thinking about it from my own perspective. The object I was working with was the gentleman in front of me. And you have to be smarter than the objects you’re working with, according to this gentleman.

My exact thought came in the form of a quip from Judge Judy: “I’m very smart, and I will still be smarter than you even if you live to be five hundred.”

It took everything in me to keep from laughing at this man, because he didn’t realize just what he had said…

Web site: Side note: Just as we thought the 2005 hurricane season was over, Tropical Storm Zeta forms in the Atlantic on December 30. That's just amazing to me...

Song: Various songs by Tom Lehrer

Quote: "They don't keep me around here because I'm gorgeous. They keep me around here because I'm smart!" - Judge Judy on another occasion

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