Good luck belongs to those who know how and are not afraid.” John Hay to President Theodore Roosevelt
It was a small of her back and her face that got so tired. Their (her retail employer’s) mono was supposed to be, ‘Keep on your toes and smile.’ Once she was out of the store she had to frown a long time to get her face natural again. Even her ears were tired.
Those were times when brave men who knew and loved their profession couldn’t be overlooked.
Nothing could be more important than that the work of a soldier is well done. No tools will make a man a skilled workmen, or master of defense, or be of any use to him who has not learned how to handle them and has never bestowed any attention on them.
If he could be hard on kings and cabinets, he was invariably kind to his colleagues.
Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
You thought you knew what food was, you thought it was elemental. You forgot how much restaurant there was in restaurant food and how much home was in homemade.
The older you get the more you realize that just because someone has an important job doesn’t necessarily mean that they do it responsibly, or are even good at it. There are many ‘D’ students running around with high social status gained from their seemingly important positions. Integrity and proficiency are not a given. These qualities can only be proven over time.
They looked more like day laborers than seamen.
My brothers and sisters prayers and faith in God does not negate professionalism and dignity of labour.