With thanks to Aaron Sorkin, Wordsmith…
This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out.
A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, ‘Hey you. Can you help me out?’ The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on.
Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up, ‘Father, I’m down in this hole…can you help me out?’ The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on.
Then a friend walks by.
‘Hey, Joe, it’s me can you help me out?’
The friend jumps in the hole.
Our guy says, ‘Are you stupid? Now we’re both down here.’
The friend says ‘Yeah, but I’ve been down here before and I know the way out.’
John Scott is a media instructor and the national online learning coordinator at the School of Multimedia Communications at Academy of Art University, San Francisco.
He also counsels individuals and groups in the art of reinvention.
His debut book Broken Glass and Barbed Wire will be published soon.