Friday, June 24, 2011

He Showed Me a Map

Yesterday afternoon I arrived in Athens, Alabama. I am here to conduct the workshop, Playing Nice in the Sandbox, at Athens State University.

I checked into my hotel and put away my bags. I decided to grab a bite to eat. After my meal, I drove over to the University to see where I would be speaking this morning.

Those of you who know me well; know that I am a Concrete Thinker, which means that I like details. Why is this important? Because I needed detailed instructions to find my away around the campus. My GPS system didn’t pick-up the many streets at the University. I was lost. I could not find my way around. I need directions to the classroom building. I spotted the Security Office and decided to get out of the car and go in.

The security guard was a nice gentleman. When I asked him where the Classroom Building was, he pulled out a map. My first thought was, Uh, oh!” I am not an Analytical Thinker, and I do not read maps well. However, this map was different. It contained pictures of the streets and buildings on campus.

It had been a while since I had read a map that was visual. It actually did me some good. He showed me where we were and then he pointed out the Classroom Building. I thanked him, and I was on my way. Within minutes, I was at the Classroom Building.

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