It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

Victor Hugo

Author, A Tale of Two Cities

‘May you live in interesting times’ is an ancient wish or perhaps a curse.

During this ‘interesting‘ time of COVID-19, we see exceptional examples of courage and bravery by medical personnel as well as dedication and grace under fire and pressure from those designated as essential workers.

Yet, when we begin to think there is hope the human race, we also come across examples of greed, dishonesty and people being selfish. Stupidity too. I’m not sure what it says about us as a humans, clearing out the shelves of toilet paper again and again, but whatever it says, it ain’t good.

Yin and yang, the good with the bad, folks is folks.

To that end, this page of the website hopes to show both, the more serious sides of activity around COVID-19, but some of the lighter moments too.

Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life – looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.

Steve Goodier

Author, Lessons of the Turtle

Who is your nomination for the COVID-19 Vaughnie?

From the 1975 movie ‘Jaws’, Larry Vaughan was the mayor of Amnity Island. He told the people, “Hey don’t worry about it, the water is fine.” We know how that worked out, don’t we? Cue the shark music.

Who do you nominate? No fair picking Trump?

On a more serious note, we may not jump out of airplanes, but to the many thousands of people I have had the pleasure of training in accounts receivable over the years, I believe an adaption of the paratrooper’s prayer is a good fit for us.

Got your sense of humor with you? 

Take a listen to this collection call put together by Dr. William (Bill) Pashdew and Nurse Moira from ICPC.