The NCAA and 64 college teams think they have ownership of “March Madness,” but I’m here to tell you my family is knee-deep in March Madness and it has nothing to do with basketball! You would think we would have adjusted by now, but my entire household is still reeling from losing that one precious hour of sleep on March 11. Our alarm goes off in the morning, and the dogs still look at each other as if to say, “Wait… what?”
Then there was the Poetry Society’s 2018 Saint Patrick’s Day Limerick Contest debacle. My son’s Language Arts teacher thought it a grand idea and required the entire 5th grade to enter, suggesting their theme should be “Spring.” Quickly locking in on an opening of “Flowers spring forth from a bulb,” my 11 year old poet wouldn’t consider changing it. Just one little problem… try to find a word that rhymes with “bulb.”
Speaking of waxing poetic, here’s a little limerick for you:
There once was a roofer named Paul
Who was scared to death he might fall
Hooked up in his vest
That was rigged to arrest
Now he’s safe while he’s up there, y’all!
And speaking of fall safety …. focus on the 2018 Safety Stand Down.
Holli Singleton is the Assistant Director of Safety & Health Services at NC State Industry Expansion Solutions. In addition to managing the services offered by the Safety and Health Specialists, she develops and presents workplace safety and health education courses, conducts work site assessments and provides occupational safety and environmental assistance to employers throughout the southeastern region of the United States.