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?


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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