Imagine discovering your communication skills are below that of a common dog! Well, that’s exactly how I felt recently. The owners of a local dog (off leash) were shouting several commands to their dog who was straying just a bit too far. The dog turned, looked at the owners, and I could just see the wheels turning in the dog’s mind as it considered whether or not to obey. Then, the dog made the right decision and returned to the owners. I had heard and listened to the exact same words, but they meant nothing to me.
That’s when it hit me: Kevin, you are “dumber than a dog”! Of course, that’s not exactly true, but my communication skills in that particular situation were absolutely inferior. So, as Thanksgiving arrives on this side of the world, I am thankful for the big slice of “humble pie” this dog provided, and looking forward to enjoying a real slice of apple pie!
Also thankful my language skills have improved since then!
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