5.12.2020 – was making mischief

was making mischief
of one kind or another
dinner is still warm

I always liked Max.

I always was making mischief.

Mischief of one kind or another.

Maybe I was bored.

Maybe I heard a different drummer.

Maybe I was A D D.

It was when I was working in television that the HR department had us all go through DISC Personality training.

It was a workshop designed to reveal which ‘DISC FACTORS — Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance’ were strongest in your personality.

I generally think this is a lot of nonsense but it was a paid day of work and a free lunch.

At the end of it, I was graded as an Influencer.

The I in the D I S C.

That meant I was a PROMOTER, a convincer/persuader.

The sub traits were friendliness, enthusiasm and self confidence.

The personality patterns were enthusiastic, optimistic and articulate in communication.

But also I could become careless, inconsistent and disorganized, but tries to look good and please others.


I argued a lot.

Mostly because I didn’t want to be labeled.

Most of the time I have defied defintion.

Not a conscious effort, mind you

Considering the other types, I was okay with it.

I took the papers and tossed them on the table and looked at the moderator and said with a wistful grin, “Well, okay.”

The poor lady looked at me and asked, “Tell me, what do you like to do?”

“I like to make mischief.”

“Of one kind or another.” I said.


“It’s where the wild things are.”

She kind looked at me, waiting for something more.

“And when you get back, dinner is still warm.”

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