Monday, September 15, 2008


Are we all aboard the USS Ship of Fools? Makes me wonder! The first time I
read this quote, I thought it was dangerously true. Then I
really started pondering it and thought how would this apply to our own
lives/careers? Let's look at it again to see how absurd it is.

You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143
days of experience.

You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of
being a surgeon.

You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143
days of experience.

You couldn't join the military and become a colonel after a 143 days of

You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor
after 143 days of experience.


'From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the
time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he
logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the
Senate was actually in session and working.
After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be
Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World, and fill the shoes of
Abraham Lincoln, FDR, JFK and Ronald Reagan. 143 days?

We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good start, but after 143
days, that's all it is - a start. AND, strangely, a large sector of the
American public seems to feel comfortable with this and campaigning for

We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are OK with this
for the President of the United States of America ?

Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol.


Barb Ready said...

Hey Ashley,
Your mom sent me your site to see your kids. Love, love, love what you wrote here (I assume you wrote it??). And your kids are adorable!!
"Aunt" Barb - Frannies daughter :)

The Sapersteins said...

I wish I could take credit for this, but my mom emailed it to me. Thanks for checking our blog, I update it often!