I read an article about North Korea’s cheerleading performance during a hockey game at this years Winter Olympics.
Sounds like these ladies put on quite the show – singing, cheering and smiling in unison for hours as they watched their team get whooped.
The whole thing reminds me of a soccer game I went to at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. But instead of attractive young girls in red ski suits, North Korea sent over a couple hundred middle aged men wearing grey slacks and off white dress shirts.
And instead of song and dance, these guys each had a pair of thunder sticks (narrow balloons filled tightly with air which when struck together make some thunderous noise).
These men stood for hours and clapped their sticks in unison all along the way.
(of course all the spectators were making snarky remarks about how their families would die if they didn’t follow the rules…)
Now the funny thing:
I was at the game with about 50 American college kids. We were all seated together in our own area except for one guy, Ross.
Ross was a pudgy, curly haired, Jewish guy with big, thick glasses and a goofy smile. And guess where Ross’s seat was?
Smack dab in the middle of those North Koreans.
We have no idea why his ticket put him there, but Ross actually spent the entire game there with those guys in bewilderment and amazement.
And to find Ross, all you had to do was look at the crowd of North Koreans. His white face stood out like a porcupine at a nudist colony.
Reminds me of email.
Everybody wants more opens, reads and clicks. But how do you get that?
Just stand out. Look at what everybody else is doing and do the opposite. It’s not rocket science…
But if you need help standing out in the inbox, type out a thunderous message and send it to me: