Perspective

Perspective

How many times have we heard, “It’s all about perspective!” Well if you’d like another great example of perspective, here’s the latest illustration that was given to me…and it’s brilliant!

March 21, 2010  was the day the (not-so) Affordable Care Act passed the House. October 1, 2013 was the day all Americans were supposed to be able to “shop the marketplace” and to finally buy “affordable” healthcare. Time that lapsed = 3 years, 6 months, 10 days.

December 7, 1941 was the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor, the “Day of Infamy.” Fast forward 3 years, 5 months, and 1 day until May 8, 1945 or VE Day, the day the WWII Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany’s armed forces.

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Old Expressions Explained

Old Expressions Explained

This came through my email a few weeks ago. I found it fascinating as I read it through, especially the first expression. Who knew?

Early aircraft’s throttles had a ball on the end of it, in order to go full throttle the pilot had to push the throttle all the way forward into the wall of the instrument panel. Hence “balls to the wall” for going very fast. And now you know, the rest of the story.

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