Friday, December 02, 2016
Lair - Liar
I love telling tall tales, playing lose and fast with the facts, making things up as I go along. Kind of like the Donald when he claims that he won the popular vote if you take out all of the people who voted illegally - something he has said with nary a fact to back it up. It can be fun to talk like that, but when I do, people figure it out, and then they don't trust anything I say. Over my working life, especially once I moved into the professional side of the workplace, I learned that if I want to be respected, I have to hold back on the hyperbole. It make me less fun, but it is essential to my being respected.
So, how much stretching the truth can you do in your workplace?
The picture above is the fermentation room at Wild Turkey in Lawerncburg, Kentucky. It had been 10-12 years since I had been to Wild Turkey, over that time they built an entirely new distillery and bottling plant. It is HUGE, with a capacity of about 11-million gallons per year - current production is about 6-million gallons per year. That is a lot of bourbon and a fair amount of rye. More on Wild Turkey Soon.