"If you can't use your head, you gotta use your feet" Pete Hittner. One of my old bosses. I would hate for him to use this line on me.
When Pete would "buzz" one of us to come into is office - we had to be on top of what we anticipated his needing. Without fail...if we came in unprepared, he would say..."if you can't use your head, you gotta use your feet." I hated it!
So, when he would "buzz" me, I would come in with all types of things I thought he needed. That might be a document, staple gun, stamp...an answer to a question on a case...who knew. It became a game for me to think ahead of what he wanted. In turn, making me think - keeping me engaged through out the day. I was like a puppy getting praise for not pooping on the floor - "good job."
I would laugh when one of the other girls came out of his office - shaking her head repeating that quote - looking for something he needed.
I might have hated that quote then - however, I have used it over and over in my life. My kids know it - I have used it on them. I just said this yesterday while running back out to the barn forgetting to do something..."Jacky, if you can't use your head you gotta use your feet."
So, thanks Pete Hittner - that actually was a pretty good quote. It has kept me on my toes for many years.
Blessings from Ringle, Wiscosnin.