A Small Lesson In Humility
Many of us occasionally get "to big for our britches" - some might say the word "occasionally" should be removed when referring to me, for example.
It's easy to let our egos get in the way of accomplishment. That just seems to be one of the irrefutable laws of nature. Sometimes the old "humility" dog bites you in the fanny to help deflate that ego.
So, when a friend sent me the flyer he received from the Estancia High School Football Boosters earlier this week I couldn't help but think that Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger just experienced one of those ego-deflating events in his life.
You see, Mensinger fancies himself "Mr. Football" in Costa Mesa. It seems almost impossible for him to hold forth on almost any subject without folding in a reference to Pop Warner or Estancia High School football. Not that there's anything wrong with that - necessarily. Heck, he's the president of the Estancia football boosters, for goodness sake!
HEAPED WITH PRAISE
We've seen parents, coaches and players line up at speaker's podiums to sing his praises over the past couple years. Clearly, they all felt he had positively influenced their lives - at least, their football lives. Good for him.
A BIG "OOPS!"
Somewhere up in Mesa Verde, hard by the golf course, you can almost hear the air gushing out of an inflated ego... I'm sure he'll just take it with a smile...