Scattershootin’ while wondering whatever happened to live before the bottled water…being uncomfortable…and change. After all, where would we be without Willis Carrier, Shirley Ann Jackson, Percy Spencer, Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay, or more importantly Stephan Hillenburg…follow me as I drift a little…

Recently I took Mack to basketball practice. It was at an old gym. A really old gym. So old the gym was actually called a Gymnasium. Naturally, I forgot to bring her bottled water, I also forgot to bring her basketball shoes but that’s another Father of the Year story. So I told her to toughen up! A little change will be good for you. Take a drink from the old water fountain in the hallway!!! (Geez kids today are so spoiled).

This got me to thinkin’…Is change good for us, right? After all, we do love us some Facebook and Pandora…not me, but some of y’all do. Anyway, it’s debatable as to which inventions are the greatest ever that changed our lives. Certainly, modern medicine would be at the top of the list, but I only want to think of the fun parts of the list. So just imagine trying to read that list on a typical steamy, August evening in Texas while eating a TV dinner, watching SpongeBob on television, talking to your mom on the phone and getting an identified call waiting to beep in from an important client, and fast-forwarding your Tivo thru an Ozarka commercial all without Air-conditioning!

So I don’t fret over forgetting the water bottles for my precious little baller. And don’t forget, we used to play ball barefooted…in the snow…uphill…Change is kinda good don’t you think?

Here are the Google results:
Willis Carrier (air conditioning), Shirley Ann Jackson (call waiting and caller id), Percy Spencer (microwave oven), Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay (Tivo), and most importantly, Stephan Hillenburg (Spongebob Squarepants).

Jeff Lindigrin
VP Of Happiness

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