It troubles me when merchants ask that I go online after I get home and complete a survey following every transaction. Part of the trouble I feel is related to there apparently being no end to the number of survey requests that get tossed out like insults at a family reunion. A bigger part of what troubles me, though, is that it is so one-sided: I tell the merchant my opinion of them, but I don’t have the opportunity to learn what they think of me. I can’t help but wonder what the cashier thinks of the transaction which just concluded.
Given the recent excitement over the Olympics and the ruckus over the uniforms provided for our athletes not bearing the union label, I decided to do a bit of a striptease at home after class one evening. It wasn’t much of a tease, but it did involve removing all the clothing that I wore and deemed suitable for teaching an evening class in.
As mentioned last week, it can be difficult to identify what “Christian” means when it becomes an adjective placed in front of “business” or “business professor.” It is something that I struggle with and still have yet to fully comprehend. Thankfully, much greater minds than I have focused on the topic and proffered the framework of “salt and light,” which the Falls School of Business is devoted to.
I must confess that I lack a complete understanding of what it means to be a Christian. For the longest time, I thought it involved believing in a particular religious individual, but I am routinely reminded that I am missing something by adhering just to that limited definition.