Don’t Make a Promise You Can’t Keep!
by Anjeanette Carter on May 5, 2011
Shortly after September 11, 2001, middle school teacher Gary Weddle vowed not to shave his face until Osama Bin Laden was killed or captured. Unfortunately for him, this took nearly 10 years. However, Weddle kept his promise until this very week, once Bin Laden was indeed killed. As time went on, Weddle’s transition made him look more like a disciple of Bin Laden’s than an opponent. But he stuck to his protest nonetheless. Here were the results:
I remember when I was 9, vowing that I would never comb my then-curly hair as long as my mom made me be in girl scouts (Don’t ask; I really hated the girl scouts). But after a couple of weeks (I did have SOME resolve) I realized that “bird’s nest” wasn’t a good look and repaired my hair immediately.
Because sometimes common sense and/or identity-preservation is more important than your word…right? Would you stick to a protest no matter how irrelevant, just for the sake of integrity?