Color TV Saved My A! A Humorous Homage to Technology
by Kate Nasser |
I spend my professional life teaching, consulting, speaking, and coaching on people-skills (aka soft skills) in this technology filled world. In fact my special niche for years has been delivering customer relations and teamwork training to technology organizations. That’s no surprise since my first career was computer programming and systems analysis. When I left to start my own company 20 years ago and shifted over to people-skills, I knew that technology would continue to come on strong in daily life — as it has.
We can debate how much is too much, yet there is no denying that technology has, does, and will continue to make contributions to daily life. Recently, as some friends were reflecting on the good ‘ole days when people weren’t always texting, I remembered a time in the fifth grade where technology, if you’ll excuse me, saved my A.
The teacher had been teaching us about the heart, blood, and what it does for the body. It came time for the test and one of the questions was: Which type of blood cells contains iron – (a) red cells, (b) white cells, (c) neither ? I never heard her mention that! I was just about to guess when I suddenly remembered a frequent TV ad about something that would “fix your iron poor tired blood”. They had a picture of sickly looking red blood cells before the treatment and nice bright red ones after the treatment. I thought, hmm, let’s go with (a) “red blood cells” final answer. I was right.
Lucky for me color TV had already been invented. Can you imagine the pickle I would have been with only black & white TV? I mean, let’s face it, color TV definitely saved my A!
Has technology saved your A in some way? Would love to hear your story …
Kate Nasser, The People-Skills Coach in This Technical World