Putting things in perspective

by Lee Hopkins on July 27, 2006 · 6 comments

in miscellaneous

Steve Crescenzo.

Love him or hate him, the guy sure can write!

Putting things in perspective

…He could barely do it. I still can’t believe he didn’t have a hernia. Maybe he did. I could have sworn that at one point I saw one of his testicles roll out the bottom of his pants and skitter to the curb.

…That’s when I vowed to never complain about my job again.

…But before we got to the restaurant, I made the mistake of looking back. And I saw this man, this hard-working immigrant man who probably sends most of his money back home to Latvia or wherever he was from, standing in the street, the rain streaming off him, staring at his broken livelihood.

I was barely able to choke my risotto down.

If I ever complain out here again about how hard I have it, someone remind me of this story . . . not that you’ll have to, I hope, but just in case.


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  • http://www.instituteforPR.org/ Sean Williams

    I must confess that Steve gave one of the funniest presentations I have ever seen in my (nearly) 48 years of life. The Ragan Web Content Management gig in Chi-town. He was the last day lunch speaker, who had it been anyone else might have presided over a sea of slumbers.

    Steve gave his Hall of Shame of Internet sites, and I just have never seen a group so helpless with mirth in all my days, let alone a passel of jaded communications people who’ve spent several hours listing to speakers.

    And I’ve seen Robin Williams and Jim Carrey live!

    So, natch, j’adore M. Crescenzo…

  • http://www.instituteforPR.org Sean Williams

    I must confess that Steve gave one of the funniest presentations I have ever seen in my (nearly) 48 years of life. The Ragan Web Content Management gig in Chi-town. He was the last day lunch speaker, who had it been anyone else might have presided over a sea of slumbers.

    Steve gave his Hall of Shame of Internet sites, and I just have never seen a group so helpless with mirth in all my days, let alone a passel of jaded communications people who’ve spent several hours listing to speakers.

    And I’ve seen Robin Williams and Jim Carrey live!

    So, natch, j’adore M. Crescenzo…

  • http://www.leehopkins.net/ Lee

    Hey Sean,

    I confess that I started with a negative view of the man after his ‘outburst’ against my friend Allan Jenkins. But Shel Holtz adores the man and has done so for more than a couple of decades. Even Allan thinks the guy is a genius! And me? I have yet to meet him, but have been ‘snarked’by him on a comment — yet certainly look forward to being in his audience one day, because the word around the ‘street’ is that he is the best of the best.

  • http://www.leehopkins.net Lee

    Hey Sean,

    I confess that I started with a negative view of the man after his ‘outburst’ against my friend Allan Jenkins. But Shel Holtz adores the man and has done so for more than a couple of decades. Even Allan thinks the guy is a genius! And me? I have yet to meet him, but have been ‘snarked’by him on a comment — yet certainly look forward to being in his audience one day, because the word around the ‘street’ is that he is the best of the best.

  • http://www.leehopkins.net/ Lee

    …he’s also on my ‘cappuccino’ reads — the highest priority feeds I read each morning!

  • http://www.leehopkins.net Lee

    …he’s also on my ‘cappuccino’ reads — the highest priority feeds I read each morning!

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