Sunday, April 19, 2009

Susan Who??

Unless you have been under a rock, there was quite a phenomenon this week with a lady from Scotland named Susan Boyle who floored everyone on Britain's Who has Talent show. See the clip here.

So what is that doing here on a fire service website?

I just was struck by the initial reaction from the crowd and from the judges. It is pretty apparent to me that they had already made some judgment about Susan and her talents or abilities.

Hmmmmm, has that ever happened in a firehouse anywhere? Has that ever happened when a new probie gets assigned or when the new officer gets promoted?

How about when you meet other professional peers for the first time.

Sure, Susan hs an incredible voice and she showed the world that last week, but maybe just maybe she showed the world something else about making judgments of others before we really know.

Heck, there is a fire service officer message in there somewhere, I just know it!

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3 comments:

  1. Pete:
    Maybe I'm a little different, but I have learned NOT to judge a book by its cover. It can be both disappointing and embarrassing.
    It's too bad that we have become such a prejudicial society; so obsessed with how we look. No one seems too concerned about how we ACT. Manners and respect be damned. Fix my wrinkles.
    She has a beautiful voice. She will do well in opera.
    Oh yeah; and we in the fire service should listen more to our "inner" voice before we use our "outer" voice.
    There; I tied it into your blog.

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  2. There must be great lessons in her story for everyone... I've certainly been hearing about her everywhere. There's even a fan site: http://www.susan-boyle.com/

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  3. There must be great lessons in her story for everyone... I've certainly been hearing about her everywhere. There's even a fan site: http://www.susan-boyle.com/

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