posted on Friday, March 10, 2006 6:31 PM
You never know...
"You never know..." This is one of my Mom's favorite things to say. She says it most often when talking about treating people politely, because "you never know when you're going to cross that person's path again, Andy Ray." Mom calls me Andy Ray when she's trying to make a point.
And Mom is right. You never know what the future holds, so it's best to always treat people as you wish to be treated.
On the way into work this morning (circa 4:45) I stop at a local gas and grill establishment for a sandwich and some coffee. I'm wearing my Jax Code Camp speaker's shirt today and the young man behind the counter notices it. He asks, "What does MSDN stand for?"
"Microsoft Developer Network," I respond.
"What's an MSDN Code Camp?" he asks.
"It's a free event where local and regional developers present information about current and emerging Microsoft technologies to other developers. An MSDN Code Camp is happening in Richmond April 22 at the ECPI Moorefield campus, if you're interested."
"I am interested!" he responds as he manually advances the cash register receipt roll so he could jot down the info. "I've been working mainly with Linux, but I'm interested in learning more about Microsoft development."
"Aprill 22" I tell him, "at the ECPI Moorefield campus in Richmond. The website is RichmondCodeCamp.org."
I hope to see him there. This zealous young man may write the next killer app. You never know...