Showing posts from January, 2022

If you were me...

 I often hear people trying to give others advice by starting with, "If I were you..." Maybe we should first ask, "If you were me, what would you do?"

Don't bite the hand that feeds you? I fed the dogs that tried to bit me.

  Seven years ago when looking to buy a property, I had two criteria: It has to be close to my family business It has to have public transport Fast forward seven years, I now cycle to work. During my first few trips, I had many difficulties - one of which involved a pack of dogs that lived close to my condo. I was barked, chased, and quite close to being bitten as I raced off dangerously along the road. After a few close encounters, I decided to do something about it. I wasn't going to halt my quest of minimising my carbon footprint just because of a few dogs that were being unreasonably territorial. So one day, I bought a bag of dog food and brought it along with my ride. This time, I parked my bike further away from the area where the dogs were and walked cautiously into their area. I thought maybe my bike was a bit intimidating, so I left it where the dogs couldn't see it. As I walked up to the dogs, they lifted their heads and watched my movements. As I approached closer an