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On ice cream cones and dog poop

posted in personal stuff on November 2nd, 2008

On October 25th, 2008, Gabriel McIntyre of Mobuzz fame and former colleague from my time at XOLO.TV, held a party to celebrate his 33rd birthday.

As always, the XOLO people prove that they all, are wells of information, wisdom and, most importantly, inspiration.

One of Gabe’s inspirational quotes got me thinking and I thought that it would be worth sharing with a bigger audience:

As you are walking through life, with a big ice cream cone in your hand; tasty chocolate, juicy strawberry or delicious mango - whatever your flavor is - you suddenly happen to step in dog poop.

So now you got dog poop on your shoe and you have a decision to make: you can either concentrate on the dog poop on your shoe and then, at the same time, have that beautiful ice cream melt all over your hand and simply see it disappear.

Or, you decide to screw the dog poop on your shoes, and keep on walking and enjoy your nice, tasty, juicy and delicious ice cream cone.

The morale of the story, should be quite obvious: life, at every turn, always presents you with two choices: either dog poop or ice cream cone.

Pick the right one.

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3 Responses to 'On ice cream cones and dog poop'

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  1. Nate said, on November 3rd, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    That is an excellent quote - thank you very much for deciding to share it. There are so many ways to parallel that story, and so many different lessons to learn. Please pass on my compliments!

  2. NunoXEI said, on November 4th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Ahhh… this sounds like a GabeB quote!

    Hey I’d like to point out the very real possibly that in another reality you COULD be eating a steam, slick, sticky poop turd while stepping on someone’s melted ice-cream.

    THEN what would you do?

    That’s right. You throw down the poop-scoop ASAP and start licking the ground before the ice-cream walks away on you on someone else’s shoe.

    Don’t let this be YOUR reality. Don’t take any shit fed to you and starting from the ground floor up can always be a tasty sweet experience.

    This has been a NunoXEI moment. Thank you.

  3. ozlem said, on November 18th, 2008 at 4:25 am

    Hmm…I would choose the second one, but I would stop to quickly scrape the bottom of my shoe on the grass and then continue to walk while enjoy my ice cream…and I could go for tasty chocolate, juicy strawberry or delicious mango right now….mmmm.