Saturday, March 14, 2015
The Trump Syndrome
Dang, I did it again.
More times than I wish were so, I made a disparaging remark about one of DH's friends. In short, (I think) the man's an insufferable egoist; someone with whom I'd rather not share my leisure hours.
Rather than take offense (well, not much), DH's usual response is, "I just don't understand."
See, he totally 'gets' there's another man in my life.
A egoist. Some might say, 'insufferable.'
While I've never met 'the Donald', I'm captivated by Mr. Trump.
Obviously, it's not his dashing good looks (LOL). His fortune is enviable, sure.
But, it's that elusive 'ish' factor that intrigues.
I'm at a loss to define it, but you know the feeling you get when someone walks in the room and almost unconsciously, everyone straightens their shoulders and stands a little taller? ... someone who challenges you to be better than you are.
A few years ago - before Trump lost his bid to bring a high-rise hotel/office building to Phoenix's Camelback corridor - I'd daydream about working for the Trump organization. Mostly, I was curious to see if his standards for service excellence actually translated down the line.
... or, if like many other (hypothetical) organizations, you've folks who are just there to collect a paycheck.
I like what Trump has to say about those who call him, 'lucky.'
"Luck only comes from working hard. If your work pays off - which it most likely will - people might say you're just lucky. Maybe so, because you're lucky enough to have the brains to work hard!"
Then, there's the brothers Busch.
Talented? Educated? You bet!
Still, their egos are off-putting to many. I'm accustomed to getting the odd look when the talk turns to NASCAR and I mention liking Kurt and Kyle.
I was shocked and saddened to learn Kurt had been indefinitely suspended by NASCAR following allegations of abuse by a former girlfriend. Excuse me, but whatever happened to 'innocent until proven guilty?' Even this week, after Delaware's DA declined to press charges for lack of evidence, he remains on 'indefinite probation.'
(.........Sorry, for going off on a tangent here!)
I'm still puzzled why people feel so strongly about Trump and the Busch boys.
From what I've read, they're all likable fellas ... only they're in an enviable position not to have to take garbage from anyone. A friend of a friend's wife's daughter (how's that for 6 degrees of separation?) once came upon Mr. Trump in NYC and asked for an autograph. She said he couldn't have been nicer.
Maybe, just maybe ... unlike DH's friend, I'm supposing they've earned their egos. Call me envious, but it takes more than a fancy job or a luxury car to turn my head.
Have you a special someone you look up to?
Would your best friend agree... or regard you as if you just sprouted a second head?!
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Hugs from Phoenix,