summer fooling around

This is in no way connected to education business, or any other kind of business, but with the excuse of the first day of summer, here’s a recreational venture into irrelevancy.

On the way home from Chicago Monday morning we were passed by a Chicago police car with two phone numbers on the rear: “9-1-1 for emergencies” and “3-1-1 for non-emergencies.”  To my warped mind this implied a continuum like the pain charts at the doctor’s office:

  • 3-1-1: No emergency
  • 4-1-1: Mildly uneasy
  • 5-1-1: Getting a bit upset
  • 6-1-1: Really hot under the collar
  • 7-1-1: Is anybody paying attention, here?
  • 8-1-1: Oh %@&!
  • 9-1-1: Emergency, already!
  • 10-1-1: If anyone would ever listen to me these things wouldn’t happen, but no…

I could try to link this to the way the states got into their current funding predicament, but why spoil it?

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About mhbaumk12

Mike Baum has 40 years of experience with all types of direct marketing, has run several companies, spent 25 years as a consultant in franchising and in K-12 education, and currently helps companies find solutions to growth challenges.
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