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I was three or four jokes into my routine, when I realized that one of the troublemakers my client warned me about was sitting dead center in the front row. With arms firmly crossed over his chest,...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
I was less than two minutes into my sales presentation when the business owner sitting behind his desk gruffly said, “Get out of here.” I figured someone must have walked into his office, and he...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
“L et me drive the boat.” It was the one statement from the creative director I’d come to dread. It usually came within moments of his reading over my shoulder as I wrote advertising copy on my...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
A few years ago I was surfing the Internet on a Friday afternoon and discovered a contest asking amateurs to make TV commercials for a famous ketchup brand. The prize was several thousand dollars...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
The stench rising off the dead bodies was overpowering. It was so thick you could taste it. Sandy pulled a dust-mask respirator over his face, but the smell still penetrated. To speed up the...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
I saw six people huddled on the sidewalk in front of me; through their legs I saw what looked like a body on the ground. I rushed over to see what was going on. I saw a man with a bloody gash on...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
“Who wants to be chairperson of the fundraising committee?” asked the company president. The room became quiet, and as I glanced around the table, I saw a dozen perfect poker faces. No one wanted...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
“I hate you! I’m going to kill you tonight after you fall asleep,” screamed 9-year-old Jerry to his foster mother. It was hard to believe such hateful words could come from this adorable child with...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
“Who wants to give their oral report first?” asked Mrs. Davis, my sixth grade teacher. The dreaded day had finally arrived when each of us would have to stand in front of the room and speak to the...
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The Un-Comfort Zone With Robert Wilson
Once upon a time, I met a beautiful, charming, and witty woman and fell deeply in love. During the months we dated I was the consummate romantic. I brought her flowers, wrote heartfelt love letters...