Saturday, January 25, 2020
I cannot play a Sax… BUT
Autos of beauty
This Caddy was sort of a failed fast back design, however my Brother Jr. still bought one.
At times in my life I have been a ‘Know it All’, or thought I did. Humans have a tendency to misjudge others by our measurements. I have mentioned here once that I was in the school band as a kid. I played the Trumpet. Since we moved a good bit I had different band leaders. Mr. Hatley was my first. Like me he was a trumpet player. If he needed to show me a ‘run’ or scale. He would take my trumpet, wipe the mouth piece and show me how it would sound, man was he good, a professional.
My second leader was a younger man Mr. Wilson. He would take my trumpet to show me something, the timing was perfect but the sound was like a two year old. LOL It didn’t take ‘Know it all’ jack long to realize I was better than the teacher, so I quit.
I have never considered the clarinet much of an instrument. But once I had to attend the PTA meeting with my parents. Mr. Wilson was the featured entertainment. My first realization that I was VERY IGNORANT. That man made a clarinet SING. It was probably the most beautiful complicated instrument playing I have ever heard. I was ignorant, but what I felt was STUPID!
I noticed my youngest son was like that. His opinion was ‘a person behind a desk DOES NOT WORK’. He would come back after taking something to our bookkeeper and say, “Dad, Marvin NEVER works, when I go in his office he is laying on his couch watching TV.”
I asked, “Then I wonder how our books are kept up and our taxes done? You know someone must give him the money to pay his office rent and utilities; wonder who does that?”
“Well I never see him working!”
Then I tried to explain that unless a worker makes money for the company, they won’t have a job long. If it is a one man office, and the one man doesn’t work enough to pay his way he goes broke. “Marvin has been in business many years; he must be doing something right. You do not get paid for doing NOTHING in the workforce!”
My favorite sound is the SAX. I am not a ‘know it all,’ and I cannot play the sax. BUT I can sure tell if someone else can or not! Just sayin’.
PS After re-reading this I know it is a repeat of sorts, but I am sending it your way anyway! ;-)