You’re tired. You’re alone on the empty elevator. Leaning against the back wall, you cross your ankles to get comfortable, looking down at the ground.
- What are you going to do when your fist stop picks up two strangers?
- Two more stops fill the elevator with five more strangers. What are they all doing when the doors close?
- What is impossible to do when you walk onto an elevator with passengers?
- You will uncross your feet, keep you head up for the entire ride, and move so that all three of you are equidistant from each other.
- Assuming they’re all strangers, all will be facing forward looking at the indicator showing which floor is next.
- When talking with a friend you’re comfortable with, you’ll tilt your head. But when getting onto an elevator full of strangers, it is impossible to tilt your head.
Pulling No Punches
“Boxing has an advantage over politics. In the ring, you know exactly what your opponent’s intentions are.” – Eder Jofre
Should I or Shouldn’t I?
“A decision is the action an executive must take when he has information so incomplete that the answer does not suggest itself.” – Arthur Radford
Sometimes You Have to Say No
“It’s taken me all my life to learn what not to play.” – Dizzy Gillespie
Some Advantages to Getting Your Teeth Kicked In
“Information’s pretty thin stuff, unless mixed with experience.” – Clarence Day
“Some reporters said I don’t have any vision. I don’t see that.” – George H.W. Bush