When is the last time you did something you knew better than to do…but did it anyway? My answer is yesterday. Yesterday I stuck my finger into a horses mouth while his mouth was open. I know better than to do that. I know the proper way, and when, to reach into a horses mouth to check their teeth…and I followed none of it.
I guess this happens in other areas of life, like touching something hot when you really knew better, but it still begs the question; why? Maybe I was mentally distracted, tired, or just not thinking. I don’t know.
But to answer the frequently asked question, “Do professionals like you still make mistakes?”
P.S.-typing is a total pain…in more ways than one!
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