A little off topic today, but thought this was worth a mention. Anyone who knows
me in the industry knows I don’t usually do seminars, speeches and interviews,
but today I made an exception.
I was invited to a Winnipeg school to be interviewed by one of the pupils. To say I was a little apprehensive going in would be an understatement, it was for my staff & friends too.
When I first walked into the classroom it was empty, all the kids were at the school library getting books, I felt a little nervous, I’m not sure why, I just remembered the saying never work with animals and children, you never know what is going to happen next.
Suddenly the classroom filled up with 6 graders all over the place, a chair was placed
for me at the front of the class, the memories came flooding back from my school
Getting grilled for a whole 20 minutes on why I came to Canada, the internet, Google,
football and the car I drive in fact was quite refreshing, I managed not say one naughty word in the whole time I was there, pretty good for me.
In fact the kids of Princess Margaret School on Hawthorne Avenue were brilliant.
They listened intently and with interest about all the stories, Yes they could
understand me, even with my broad Yorkshire accent, which is more than most of
my clients manage to do.
I’m a great believer in karma and that’s what it was for me, I truly enjoyed my
Wednesday morning with them and you never know I might even get asked back
again next year.
On my way out, I think it may have been the headmistress said to me, did they go easy on you, Now that got me thinking.