A few years ago I attended a conference for American Public Television (APT). I was reviewing the program of speakers for various events and dinners. I was curious to see Bruce Jenner on the agenda speaking about Anorexia at one of the dinners.
I sat through the entire presentation waiting to hear him talk about men and anorexia – it’s impact on athletes etc… nada. Instead he talked about his struggles in school, reading, and self confidence issues. I was a bit miffed until I realized he was talking about DYSLEXIA. Duh…I looked at the program a bit more closely, and low & behold… it was about dyslexia – imagine my surprise.
Do I have to point out the IRONY in that situation? I’ve got numerical dyslexia (meaning I often times transpose numbers and when I was young I wrote my numbers backwards) and at times, if I’m going too fast, I will read and see things a bit wacky at first glance. I’m an avid reader but I cannot skim stuff for the life of me…
And that’s my fast and funny story of the day.