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CCT

Ha, no worries!  You had the courage to tell us, when you could have kept silent. You get a gold star for that!    Besides, it is good to know that not everyone has seen the cookie story yet.  It is not mine.....  Take it and spread it around, it could do some good.  Cheers, my friend

posted by GoldenMean on January 9, 2019 at 11:31 AM | link to this | reply

Yes I must admit I thought the chap was taking the cookies. Oh! dear.

posted by C_C_T on January 9, 2019 at 10:27 AM | link to this | reply

Thank you.

posted by Kabu on January 8, 2019 at 11:18 AM | link to this | reply

FSI

Yes, and hopefully we are learning to stop doing it!

posted by GoldenMean on January 8, 2019 at 10:40 AM | link to this | reply

Corbin

I thought it was indeed a jewel of wisdom.  In the military, wrong assumptions can cost lives, especially in battle.  In my officer training, most of the instructors were sergeants, who realized their golden opportunity to teach young officers who had not yet been to battle, or to service in field units.

posted by GoldenMean on January 8, 2019 at 10:35 AM | link to this | reply

RP

Interesting that you have also run into the cookie story and the ASS  U  ME technique.  I suspect that the younger generation has not seen these, so maybe I am doing some good with them.  As for judging,  I would encourage you to reconsider that as not being totally wrong.  Everyone knows the verse where Jesus said 'judge not, lest ye be judged' (and loves to quote it), but a verse or two later he says for us to 'judge with righteous judgment'.  In other words, judging is allowed, but you better be right!  That is 'the rest of the story'.  Cheers my dear 

posted by GoldenMean on January 8, 2019 at 10:30 AM | link to this | reply

Oh, yes, we've all been there with assuming.

posted by FormerStudentIntern on January 8, 2019 at 5:48 AM | link to this | reply

It's funny how during our service to our country, we would actually have such "jewels" of wisdom thrust upon us.  Thanks for reviving the "pearls of wisdom".

posted by Corbin_Dallas on January 8, 2019 at 3:44 AM | link to this | reply

GM - How true this is!

I did so enjoy reading this post. I am familiar with the story of the cookies, but so often have been one to not only judge, but to misjudge. A double no-no. I remember my Psych professor writing the word 'ASSUME' on the chalkboard, and then explaining, as you did, why one does not, or should not, do that. Thank you. Really hits home, though I do try to not be like that. 

posted by Sea_Gypsy on January 7, 2019 at 10:27 PM | link to this | reply

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