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Never make the mistake of wearing an orange shirt to Home Depot.
Don’t-it’s like dressing up as an elephant and going to the zoo.
I did it once.
I was on the way home from playing golf. Had on my lucky orange golf shirt.
It didn’t matter that I had on shorts, sunglasses, and a golf visor.
I was wearing orange.
This guy gets in my face. “Do you work here?” he demands.
And did not wait for an answer—I was wearing orange-
I was a target of opportunity.
“Where are the pipe stem extenders?”
The right way to answer? Being the thoughtful, tolerant, helpful guy I am,
and since we were standing in the front of aisle two,
“Aisle 18—all the way in the back, by the loading dock” I said.
The guy mutters, “What’s wrong with this place? I can never find anybody to help me around here”
“You still haven’t”
“Aisle 18, way in the back.”
What does that have to do with anything?
Because that guy is Unaware.
And I’m an expert at judging who’s Aware and who’s Unaware.
Aware of what? I wrote the book on it. The Circle of Awareness.
And you’re gonna have to read the book to find out.