Just An Interesting And Somewhat Original Quote.

Not long ago, I attended an office meeting that consisted of mainly male associates. There was a younger partner who had the floor and was speaking from a place where the sun doesn't shine (anatomically speaking). About half way through his presentation, I woke up and saw the mood his words were creating around the room. Believe me, it wasn't a pretty sight. Usually, I sleep during these boring quarterly meetings. God knows what inspired this native speaker to stand up and utter the words that came out of my mouth. For the most part, I'm a quiet man during the work day and tend to mind my own business while getting the job done. The verbiage can only be attributed to some of the great "one liners" that I've discovered by conversing and posting with many of the fantastic learners here on EC over the past year.

Here's the quote, "Reality talks and verbal manure walks. What's left behind is just a pile of mental debris, bones, and ashes. When a strong wind comes along, many of the lighter particles from the the previously mentioned topic are carried off into the breeze. The remains make an excellent fertilizer for a new spring garden. What seeds will you plant with such a valuable commodity?".

That statement will now be printed and posted on my supervisor's office wall. Of course the language was cleaned up to pass this moderated site's policies.

Thank you EC learners for giving me the inspiration to stand up and speak the truth. Even native speakers and part time teachers have a great deal to learn here.

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  • "Reality talks and verbal manure walks. What's left behind is just a pile of mental debris, bones, and ashes wow that was awesome i am really going to use this quote

  • Thanks for all the comments my good EC friends. I have a new blog posting in the hopper. It's a little more lighthearted style comedic writing than that of the previous. It's based upon a very basic and overused philosophical saying here in America. It's the perfect written material for the weekend when we all (hopefully) have some time to reflect upon our thoughts, take care of our own families, and regain our composure for the the following week to come. 

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  • Really I pity on the Young Partner... hmmm... How much efforts he would have taken to prepare the speech... and and u people were sleeping??? What will u do, if he asks you anything related to his speech during the meeting??? Hahaha.. it would be nice to see ur blinking..

    Frankly speaking, i do try to avoid yawning while listening to such a boring speeches and that too u kno, this yawning is a contagious one, it will even affect the speaker...hahaha... so, i ll just play some hand games during those times..

  • 2386947895?profile=original" Are you sleeping, Eric? We need to hear your opinion about the presentation". And then you gave your quote above, Eric? such an interesting quote.

  •  I have plans to plans to sow what ever seeds that interesting little moment taught me. It was just a funny experience that I thought was appropriate to share with all members here. Personally, I'm hoping enough ingredients spring forth from that quote to make an interesting summer salad. Take care all and never quit learning. Fertilizer is a fantastic conversation piece. Sometimes, we all need to walk through a bit of it before we taste the fruits of our labor. Never quit learning. English is spoken on many different levels. Understanding more than a few of those levels will be the key to your success. 

  • So the company realise how precious are some quite men and sleepy workers can be.
  • Mickey.........lol

  • "Reality talks and verbal manure walks. What's left behind is just a pile of mental debris, bones, and ashes. When a strong wind comes along, many of the lighter particles from the the previously mentioned topic are carried off into the breeze. The remains make an excellent fertilizer for a new spring garden. What seeds will you plant with such a valuable commodity?"

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  • Who doesn't sleep during such meetings? ;-)

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