He could have been a 10-year-old kid. He was certainly acting like one. We were at the Helicopter Association International annual convention, and John was sitting in a helicopter pretending to fly it. He gradually became aware that someone had been standing beside him, waiting for him to come out of his fantasy. “I am so sorry,” John said. “I just realized you’ve been waiting to get into the helicopter.”

“No,” the patient man said. “I’ve been waiting to talk to you.”

The person waiting had recently used our courses in his studying to learn to fly, and he wanted to explain that we had

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