Apparently, I was actually awesome
I had the opportunity to speak to a local high school at their assembly before Remembrance Day. Squeezing into my Navy tunic and UN blue beret, and flashing around the bling earned from 15 years of service, I spoke about the Canadian military and its history since World War I, as well as a few minutes on my own small role within. I wasn't sure how the talk was going, as the assembled student body didn't seem to be reacting at all, but I was assured that silence from teenagers is a very good thing - it means I'd captured their interest enough to actually stop them from texting, poking, giggling, etc.
A few days ago I received a thank you card from the school, and in it were individual comments submitted by the Grade 11 class. Here is just a sampling:
"Thanks for coming. I learned a lot more about war and some issues in the world."
"I am... deeply in love with... your hat."
"Thanks for showing us that the Canadian Forces are really evident in the world today! Your speech was so cool!"
"You are the man!!! Thanx for speaking. I really enjoyed it and it was actually AWESOME!
So there you have it. No only did I not suck, but I was actually AWESOME!comments powered by Disqus