Check Your Story
Jan 20, 2014
Was it the boldness of the old acquaintance? That certainly helped. But when I asked for more details, what I found was that these two were quite a bit more that distant acquaintances: they had spent a year in high school together, working together daily. More than that, this "chance" acquaintance was excellent at his part of the game, a role the speaker's role vitally depended on. (I am being vague to protect the speaker who told this story.)
So far from being a story about be bold in chance encounters - again, boldness is clearly part of the story, it is just not all of the story - this is a story about the power of the pursuit of excellence and the importance of building relationships.