Never read the comments section. Never read the comments sect…..
Ah, no. Not that kind of comment.
About twenty-five years ago, as captain of my university’s swim team, I added a few jokes to my talk to my teammates before our provincial championships. In addition to sound advice like getting enough sleep and the proper food, I suggested they needed to be more on edge, more antsy, more alert and so for the next few days before the swim meet, no sex.
Two days later, a member of the women’s swim team complained about this, about being shut down with her boyfriend blaming me.
About ten years ago, I made an ESL game that worked pretty well for students at my university. A coworker who used the game complimented me with, “You’re so creative.” For the last ten years, I have been researching creativity and productivity.
Four years ago, I went to Chuck Sandy’s talks at the International KOTESOL Conference, mostly liked them but felt that the process of condensing years of work into a forty-five minute bundle made it “a lot of feathers and not much chicken“. In a recent Twitter conversation, I learned that Sandy has that quote on his desk.
What will he say when he learns the quote is from Kim Mitchell?
Tags: off-hand remarks