Thursday, March 03, 2016

Get right or get left

I saw a church sign once that read - Get right or get left. I thought to myself, "What an economical use of language."An energetic preacher could thump the cover off his Bible, putting together a sermon as long as the Nile and not make a statement as compelling as that trailer sign at an old country church in Alabama. If I knew who came up with the phrase, I'd give them credit, but I don't.

The saying works in a secular setting too. I've used it many times. In fact, I've taken that approach with my program at work.

A few of the people register because they want free training. Some expect me to get them a job. I think it's safe to say that some people are less invested in searching for a job than others.

I'm a one man show in this program and with the number of individuals who've come through, I simply can't spend time trying to convince someone to seek a job. 

My new motto, as you might have guessed, is: Get Right or Get Left!

Moss on an old cross tie


  1. Interesting sign you saw and one that resonates with you. Many people will a
    Ways try to get something g for free or do as minimal as possible.

  2. It would be nice to think that everyone you deal with goes away with the knowledge and gumption to look until they find what they are looking for.

  3. Those church signs always catch my eye and I love how they put things in short order. Yes it could apply to many different things in life. Sad you would even have to convince someone to look for a job. I can see why it would be both a discouraging and rewarding job for you.

  4. I want economy in words, I just do not have the knack. Many times I think 'I'd better 'splain that further'. BUT you are so right there are so many time that 'wit' in words, trumps many words.

    I like the GREEN! This time of the year I accept any green as a sigh of the greening of Spring.

  5. Get right or get left---I'll be thinking about that for the rest of the day.

  6. Brevity is the soul of wit, I'm told. However, I kinda wish the churches would be careful of when they choose to put that on their signs. A Presidential election year just might be an awkward time to have that on a church sign. LOL.

  7. Hi Rick,

    I like that expression. I could almost think a political angle to that one.

    Nice moss!


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