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!