President Coolidge is credited with the quote, circa 1920. 2002 was not the roaring twenties by any stretch of my imagination. Computer science majors, of which I can claim stake, had a saying that those who could not compute would end up business majors. Business majors most likely never were bothered with problems that plagued non business majors doing business; in fact I noticed two common strains amongst businessmen.
The first was the ability to sell. This would be the Sunday paper way to say it. Another way to say it would be the ability to round up the ideas of the younger, smarter, and evolving generation and pay them to transfer their ideas. We joke now that Big Business owns our mind, but if you read the fine print, its one hundred percent true. Reminds me of the hustle, but we’ll save that for another chapter.
The second is the ability to act, with no relation to the lame contact management software that runs on a certain operation environment. I think somewhere along the genetic line an actor and a politician was crossbreed, out came a businessman, or to suite the times, a business women.
How in God’s name can politics and acting make money outside of the cinema? This baffled me and most likely lead to the demise of my ambition to try again at small business. The politicians at least can say we have an ethics committee, the actors, well they are actors. So they can put on whatever show they want.
What I took from my experience as a business owner is that cash is not king, in my humble opinion. The bookkeeper is the closest thing to King, and cash is not the commodity used for the books. Again, see your township conspiracy theorist for a better explanation of these principles. If your blessed enough to have a bright child stash away some money for a copyright lawyer early.
So where did all lead to? Dishwashing! Dishwashing might not rival Cooperstown for an American pastime, but it sure as heck was a great way to start over. In fact, before dishwasher was melded with bus boy I do believe it was the most fun I had on Sunday afternoon.
Dishwashers are exempt from the bigger better deal by default. However, if you are a dishwasher and wish to participate you might want to imagine yourself in another socioeconomic position if you wish to play.