Rule 637

“It was just that one time…”

Unethical behavior is like a mouse in your house. If you see one there are many many more there, you just haven’t seen them yet.

Rule 615

Making ethical decisions in a vacuum is like getting lost and only asking yourself for directions.

This is a combination of the Wit and Wisdom of two people, Xenia Fretter and one other reader who asked not to be named. Thanks to both!

Rule 575

Today I replaced the fly-wheel and belt on my swamp cooler.

Where did you learn how to do that?

(Crap) Um, you know, you pick things up… where does anyone learn to do anything…?

Rule 574

If the only reason you didn’t… is because you believe the Code of Profession Conduct says you shouldn’t, you need to get a better handle on “ethics.”

Rule 572

Interpreting is like cooking.

“Food” is not cooking. “Signs” are not interpreting.

Interpreting has as much to do with your hands as cooking has to do with a plate.

Both happen in the mind and heart. What you see and hear, like what you taste, is the product not the process.