Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Nice to have people looking out for me

This evening, I received a blunt IM from my brother:
Peter, you idiot... Get rid of the Capt. Night missive on your blog. He will have your ass.
Hmmm, my brother might have a point. I, of course, bluntly replied, "Nope. He doesn't read it."

At first, I'd thought Phil was corresponding with me based on his experience as an attorney. Turns out his concern was more experientially based.
Yeah, well, you are asking for a needless controversy. That is coming from me, who as stirred shit everywhere that I have ever been. So I know what I am talking about.
Spoken like a true Stinson. We seem to attract it. It's like a family curse: we can't do anything without stirring stuff up. It's like the family curse in the Back to the Future series or the movie Holes only our family curse involves stirring "stuff" up in organizations; then we stand around and see what happens; our measure of success is to see how much we get on ourselves (less is better).

I never come away with just a spot or two; I'm usually covered in it.

So, I what do you think. Should I follow my brother's sage advice and remove the posting? Or should I just let it all hang out there in favor of transparency?

For the record, I did reply to the email. I'm sure you'll be glad to know that everyone has uniforms and we're working to get a handle on exactly how many completed annual training last fiscal year (but, anecdotally, we know we're doing well).

And, for those of you who wonder about such things: yes, I, too, suspect this information is available in some database somewhere without sending out a datacall to some overworked dirtbag.

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