Is everyone taking stupid pills these days?
Others on this site have reported on the abject stupidity that seems to go along with running a small business. I like to think I can do better than that, but even then, I know I’m not immune. But even among people who should know better, things still seem to go off the rails.
- On one of my projects at work, a manufacturer–who has been in the business for over 100 years–was supposed to wire some equipment cabinets in a tearing hurry. Last weekend, I found out that they had to rip out the wiring and start over again: they had used the wrong sort of wire.
- I was surprised and disappointed by Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican convention. Yes, he’s an American cultural icon, and he might not be around in 2016, and what he had to say would play well with the Republican base. But his rambling delivery was just sad.
- Mitt Romney didn’t do much better. His speech was not only uninspiring; he left me with the impression that he didn’t believe a word he was saying. I’m disgusted with President Obama, and so are many others. But as we learned in 2004, it’s not sufficient to say, “I’m not the incumbent.”
- A high-school student on a bus trip was killed when he stuck his head out the roof hatch of the 13-foot tall bus and got clonged by a 14-foot-high overpass.
What the heck is going on?