Thursday, December 3, 2009

"I Have Personal Failings Like Everyone Else, And I Have Not Been True to My Values And the Behavior My Family Deserves"

Posted by Jeff Lipshaw

I am in Detroit for a family matter.  I spoke to my wife from the car at about 7 a.m.  She asked me if I would pick up and bring home some of her favorite pecan sticky buns from one of the local bakeries.  For some reason, I got fixated on the idea of sticky buns in my carry-on, and said I didn't want to, getting quite heated about it in the process.  I was a total jerk.  I called home and two minutes later and apologized.  I hope my sponsors will understand.

[This has been a test of the "15 Minutes of Fame Network".  This is only a test.  Had it been a real 15 minutes of fame event, you would have been instructed to turn to CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, or Pardon the Interruption for instructions on how to parlay personal failings or brazen chutzpah into hours of media entertainment.  This has been a test of the "15 Minutes of Fame Network."  We now return you to your regular blogging.]

UPDATE:  What is it about guys?  Another one bites the dust.  Maybe I'm just such a nerd that I'm never faced with the temptation that seems to have lured Rick Pitino, David Letterman, Tiger Woods, John Edwards, Eliot Spitzer, Gary Hart, yadda, yadda, yadda.  A fellow university professor once told me this story.  He was teaching undergrads at a large urban university.  He had given a failing grade on an exam to a female student.  She approached him after a class, saying that if she failed the class, she would lose her financial aid, and that she would do "anything" to raise the grade.  He said (with a leer), "anything?"  She said, "Anything."  He said:  "Then why not try reading the material, coming to class, and studying?"

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Well, anyone who has met Alene knows why you are not tempted and why it is a moral imperative to deliver sticky buns on request.

Posted by: Alan Childress | Dec 3, 2009 2:58:12 PM

Your charms are too subtle to appeal, Jeff.

Posted by: Simon | Dec 4, 2009 4:53:59 PM

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