Caution: Petty Tyrants at Work

Over the course of a long career, a person is privileged to bump into a wide variety of really neat people. There are those individuals whom you will never forget. Sadly, both the passage of time and a bad memory cause each of us to forget many of those folks we have met along the road of life. Then again, there are those who stand out in your mind and therefore become truly unforgettable.

Let me strike a cautionary note at this point. People can be unforgettable for a number of reasons. Some stay with us because of the great things that happened to us when we were around them. These people were really magnificent. They allowed each of us to become that much better for our association with them.

Certain people have just been such an important part of your life that their good works will live on in your mind as long as you live. Others, well