He who tooteth

Today I received two emails, each sent to a listserv to which I belong, and each of which offered me the chance to toot my own horn.  One encouraged me to nominate myself for a position on the organization’s board of directors.  The other offered the opportunity to nominate myself for an award.

I recalled immediately a famous statement, “He who does not toot his own horn, his horn shall go untooteth.”

Well, dumb though it may be, I’m not tooting.  If someone wants to nominate me to serve on a board or be recognized for some accomplishment, sweet.  But I’m not about to nominate myself.  In fact, been there, done that.


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