Leap Year Lesson #217: To Reach Your Destination, Know Your Starting Point

Posted: August 8, 2012 in Goals
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“Am I in Louisville?”  That was the surprising question I was asked tonight by some random guy driving by in a pickup truck while I was out walking my dog.  He stopped near me, called me over and asked the question.  “Yes,” I answered.  Then he asked me how to get to the Greyhound bus station.  I gave him quick instructions that would get him in the general direction about seven miles away where he could then ask someone there for final directions.

As he pulled away, I had to chuckle.  I’ve lived here since 1985 and I don’t think anyone sober or drunk has ever asked me “Am I in Louisville?”  I resisted the urge to mess with his mind and say something like “Dude, you’re in Ohio.”  About a minute later the guy turned his truck around to head the direction I indicated, but had to stop again as he got up to me to verify the instructions I had just given him.  Who knows if he ever made it?  I wouldn’t put money on it.

The lesson that came immediately to mind is leap year lesson #217 – To reach your destination, know your starting point.

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