HEY NEWBIE -PLEASE READ - Posted by Jerry Cerna
Posted by Jerry Cerna on July 15, 2002 at 09:26:10:
Personally I don?t think you should pursue CRE yet.
With CRE you?re dealing with big things, not just money, but quality of life decisions. You?ll be impacting not just your own life, but that of others, so it?s important to take things serious and not waste your time, or more importantly, the time and effort of other people. Before you?ve even begun your journey, you?re already wasting others? time, not a good sign.
To begin with there?s your post subject line, very annoying and selfish. There are many people on this board with serious questions and requests. They may have a deal that may or may not happen depending on the advice they receive at this board. Yet you deem your request more important than theirs by SHOUTING OUT YOUR QUESTION. You then beg people to read your post, it shows a lack of concern for the needs of others. A trait that is sure to sink you in CRE.
Next there?s the subject of your post.
Just being out of school you?ve no doubt heard the old chestnut about there being no dumb questions? Well here?s one of your first lessons of the real world: Your teachers were lying to you. There are dumb questions, plenty of them. And yours is one of them.
God forbid we get into a hot conflict and require our young people to fight in a ground combat situation. Should that be the case, and you find yourself stepping of a Huey into a live fire fight, will your first instinct be to stand on the highest point and yell out ?Hey guys, what?s up?? Of course you wouldn?t do that, you?d be cut down before you finished the question.
Well all of life is like that, a smart player looks around and surveys the situation before showing his ignorance. Not that there?s anything wrong with ignorance, we all need to start at some point. But there is something disturbing about a newbie who doesn?t take a few minutes of research to find an answer to a question that has been asked dozens, if not literally hundreds, of times in this very venue.
What makes you think your request is any more special than the same requests, and answers. Of the dozens of newbies before you? Newsflash, the only thing different about yours is the clever use of ALL CAPS and the fact that you feel it necessary to boast that college will be too easy for you.
You know what? I don?t think it will be too easy for you, I think you might be in for a unpleasant surprise because you don?t seem to be too good a student. A good student makes good use of all her resources. By your own admissions you have had in your life a fantastic resource and role model, your grandfather. Not only was he a successful business man in the arena we?re talking about, but it sounds like he went out of his way to recruit you and teach you the ropes. Yet here you are, asking lame questions of people you don?t even know.
So in summation let me Holla back to you? GROW UP AND COME BACK WHEN YOU?RE READY TO WORK!