Horsepower

Sometime ago, I had an argument with my colleague about the concept behind horsepower. The equivalent of one horse’s pulling power, in the literal sense of the meaning. The argument went on for quite a while. And since I could make sense of what he was explaining, and my point was also valid physics-wise, I told him I understood his point and in fact could argue from both sides.

Brothren and sisthren, that was the winning blow. Argument ceased. How can you argue from both sides, he exclaimed? If you can argue from both sides, then why are we even arguing? Well, turns out he’s one of my best brains in motion so I like to engage him. Atleast, if not for anything, for the you-are-impossible look on his face after such arguments.

Matter-of-factly, I think everyone should have one or two such people in their lives. I’ve enjoyed atleast one of such friends in every stage of my life. Boy! Am I blessed or am I blessed?!. Intellectually sound people and ever ready to engage. It is such friends that make you revisit your encyclopedia and help you look out for loopholes in your designs. They generally come in exciting packages. Most of them wear glasses and have the nerd look. Others just come off as really plain and skinny. They generally look bored in show-off meetings and have no time for unnecessary mingling, or rather see no need for it.

Look out for that one face in your next staff meeting and hit off a conversation. Will ya? Thank me later.

6 thoughts on “Horsepower

  • June 13, 2019 at 10:43 am
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    “Look out for that one face in your next staff meeting and hit off a conversation”. Most atimes my face is not friendly…. Better not look at it a second time, if you want to look at it, then you won’t be able to cough, talk less of negotiating a conversation. Very ludicrous though.

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    • June 13, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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      Hahaha. Won’t stop someone like me from approaching you. Sometimes the tough face is just a facade

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  • June 14, 2019 at 9:55 am
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    Most intelligent people are introverted, reserved, careful and shy.
    I can’t forget Ashibel in a hurry. We worked together that year on the editorial. She was very timid to a fault,and would ever preempt putting up a conversation in public places. We never knew she was a ‘Lionel Messi’ when it comes to spilling the ink on a white sheet. Ashibel would enter the studio 20 minutes to news presentation to write the commentary, so perfect that nothing would be obvious for correction. What baffled me most was that most times, the topics she wrote on were given her not less than an hour to the presentation.
    I believe that there are potentials buried in everyone, though diversified, that be unraveled. Everyone has a treasure within to exploit. Power horses aare more than seen.

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    • June 16, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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      Wow…
      I know alot of Ashibels myself.
      It’s always good to give everyone a chance. Indeed no one is without talent

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  • June 14, 2019 at 10:45 am
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    I like such people because there will be peace. Cos I won’t have to approach anyone and no one approaches me. I’ll be in and out of the meeting like I was never there.

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    • June 16, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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      Hahaha. No need to be invisible Oga

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