Today's Notable Quote: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life." - Unknown
Time is elusive. We all fall prey to the error of giving out the wrong dates from time to time--when asked "what day is it?" on the spur of the moment (particularly if we cannot readily find a cellphone or a wrist watch with a day/date function).
This Monday, I've a few interesting "time-challenged" examples to share today. Yesterday, while eating lunch with friends...as we were paying for our meals--the cashier asked my friend (who was in line in front of me) what the current date was. He answered confidently and quickly, "today is the first of August" (it was, in fact, July 30). She entered that date on his receipt, looked up and began to process my check. I corrected her error, and to her credit - she looked it up to verify my information.
Today, I ran into a couple of more time/date challenges. One was from a very competent and personable administrative assistant, whose voice mail message said "you have reached the voicemail box of ____. Today is Friday, July 29, 2006, and I am away from my desk...". Partially true...she is away from her desk, but this is Monday, July 31, 2006, and she is on vacation this week.
A little later today, I was reading the ASTD "The Buzz" training website, when I noticed something odd about an ad for a couple of workshop dates. The workshops are actually "hosted Webinars" for a company called NetSpeed and their program, called Blazing Service . The link follows...see if you can find the errors.