Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sponge or knucklehead?

It was 30+ years ago, and I had been at my first daily newspaper for nearly a month. I apologized to my boss, the sports editor, for being a slow learner.

He surprised me, saying that I didn't need to worry; he said that I was like a sponge, soaking up knowledge.

That was nice, but I still felt like a knucklehead. I had to learn everything, particularly my co-workers, the area, the people I regularly interviewed and the computer system.

But a sponge couldn't have done it faster.

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