Extending our ‘Best Before’ Dates
- If you leave sheep out in the rain, will they shrink?
- How does one plant seedless grapes?
- Why do we park in the driveway and drive on the parkway?
- Does mystery writer Stephen King ever have nightmares?
- If you make a cow laugh hard enough, will milk come out of its nose?
- If sour cream is milk that has gone bad, why does it have an expiration date?
Many of you may also know I am an avid “Star Trek” fan (my favorite TV series is “Deep Space Nine”), and I have been subscribing and listening to the free podcast, “Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast.” In a recent episode, the host, Jordan Hoffman, was on the first-ever “Star Trek: The Cruise,” and interviewed Ethan Phillips, the actor who portrayed the character Neelix on “Star Trek: Voyager.” I had no idea before listening to this, but Phillips is a funny man. And on this cruise (which I was unable to attend), he held a session to teach people about the art of comedy. Oh, to have been able to attend that session. In the podcast episode, Phillips told a joke (which I cannot repeat here) that illustrated the importance of how words are used in a certain way for dramatic and/or comedic impact. It is the basis for some of the comedy I use in my keynote talk, “Success Is All about Relationships.”
In the January 2017 issue of AGD Impact, AGD Editor Roger D. Winland, DDS, MAGD, wrote about keeping frustrations in perspective. Having a lighter heart, seeing life through the eyes of others with an attitude of abundance, and connecting and enhancing the relationships with our patients will bring us more success — and extend our “best before” dates to a much later time in our lives.