Tuesday, September 25, 2012


or I Hope You're Not Thirsty

Ward and I recently went to Brighton Dam. The main purpose of the outing was to enjoy the pleasant fall weather and to explore a new place that we had heard about but hadn't seen. While the trip lived up to all of its expectations and we had a lovely time, something more important came from it. We had a very real reminder that when you make assumptions, many times you can be wrong.

We assumed that there should be no problem with water supply around the dam with 7 billion gallons of water available.

However, we were wrong. The reality (and irony) was that water supply is limited around the dam because it comes from a well, not from the reservoir.

I'd like to wind this post up with some insightful words about irony, assumptions, and not judging until you know all of the facts. However, all I can think of are cliches. You're a smart audience. You can draw your own meaningful conclusions from my experiences. In the meantime, I just have to get these off my mind.

"Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink."

"Don't count your chickens until they've hatched."

"You can't judge a book by its cover," or "You can't judge a park's water supply by its reservoir."

When you make assumptions, you may, "Jump the gun."

The park's water was "Sold down the river."

Okay, I'll stop now. You're welcome.