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Deep thinking and events that caught folks by surprise

In my column last week, we asked, “Please relate an event or outcome that caught you completely by surprise."

Here are the responses:

> marriage separation

> 9/11/01 and the dip in Capital expenditures (Projects) in the US Pulp and Paper Industry afterwards.

> A P&P mill in Virginia that will make paper out of wheat straw and corn stalks? Create 2000 jobs ? Cost 2 billion dollars ? And this pipe dream will be large financed by the tax payer? Wasn't McAullife Clinton's campaign manager? Maybe they all started smoking hemp !!

> Being blamed for something that was really the fault of the person blaming me.

> Champion's sale of its corrugated group (Hoerner-Waldorf) to Stone.

> TAPPI's Paper Summit 2002 was convened in a very large venue with the expectation that over 1000 people would attend. The meager amount of people that actually came to the event would have fit comfortably into a much smaller venue. No one saw it coming (or at least admitted to seeing it coming).

> Professionally - learning that my boss - a mfg mgr was being moved to sales. Personally - learning that a friend's wife was cheating on him with another friends husband. By now, almost nothing surprises me. Often I am amused by the absurdity, but rarely am I surprised.

> The decline of a machines productivity

> A company downsizing

We also asked, "Do you consider yourself a "deep thinker"?"

Of the respondents, 83.3 percent answered "Yes."

We then asked, "Would you say, over time you have become more of a "deep thinker"?"

100 percent answered "Yes."

Ready for another quiz? Take this week's right here!

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