Anyone who takes an occasional walk will tell you that poop is out there — count on it!
For several months we’ve been seeing a lot of it everywhere, especially flung between the presidential candidates. That doesn’t mean it isn’t possible to rise above the fray! Here’s an example:
A professor of engineering walked into his classroom the day after the elections and encountered a roomful of arguing students. Raising his hand to silence them, he calmly said:
I have only two things to say and then we’re going to talk about engineering. I have lived through nine presidential elections and what I’ve observed is that when my team wins, the results are never quite as good as I anticipated, and when my team loses, the results are never quite as disastrous as I imagined.
The situation was promptly diffused. His words were calming for both sides.
I call this The Poop Principle: you can either walk around it or step in it.
(c) Salee Reese 2016