My Dirty Life and Times

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Here’s the thing about blogging.  Okay…with my blogging.  With each of my posts, you get more of an insight as to who am I, or used to be, and what I’m about.  Maybe they’re more personal than they need to be but I can’t help it…they say to write about what you know…I write about me.  A case in point is this tidbit: it’s no secret that I was born and raised (can’t say “grew up” because that’s still a work in progress) in Brooklyn.  New York that is…not Connecticut or Minnesota.  The real one.  As such, I encountered all sorts of colorful language on a daily basis, but learned when it’s appropriate to use the “dirty” words that my parents still don’t think I know.

Take business settings: I would never think to curse while at work.  Well…that’s past tense.  I have since learned that there’s a time and place for everything, and when a good expletive is really just the right thing.  If nothing else, it can be very cathartic.

Allison Hirschlag wrote an article earlier this year about why we like people who curse at work.  It was published on The Ladders, and I’ve attached it here for you to read.  As one of my least favorite actors said in “Risky Business”: sometimes you just gotta say this.

Mike Schenker, MAS
Mike Schenker, MAS, is an award-winning promotional products industry professional and All That at Mike Schenker, Consulting. He’s been a distributor and a supplier, and has a view of our industry which can best be described as “unique”.  He takes the promotional products business very seriously, but not himself, and his reflections on all things imprinted can be found in his monthly column for PromoCorner.  He is one of the admins of the popular Promotional Products Professionals group on Facebook, a two-time candidate for the PPAI Board of Directors (but he’s not bitter), a member of the SAAGNY Hall of Fame, and the recipient of the 2014 PPAI Distinguished Service Award.
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