Monday, January 10, 2011

...measure twice, cut once

This rule applies to carpenters, seamsters, wallpaper hangers and probably every other career in the world. You may have to adjust the words a little. No one is perfect, but the more detail oriented we are, the better the outcome. On this day in 2005 CBS fired four executives following the release of an independent investigation about a "60 Minutes Wednesday" story.It dealt with U.S. President George W. Bush's military service. The investigation said a "myopic zeal" led to the story being aired that was neither fair nor accurate. Forged documents had been used for proof in the story. Ouch.
My Grass cloth hallway job became more interesting. The vendor changed the length of a double roll from 8 yards in length to 6.5 yards in length. Surprise! Now how many rolls will it take if you need 29 8'cuts? Get out your calculators everyone! I originally ordered ten rolls. I will start the clock. Measure twice, cut once, plan accordingly and hope for the best.

"The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have."
Vince Lombardi