This is without a doubt my fave post of the week so far… Blogging at Forbes, former Dallas Fed President Robert McTeer offers some classic advice for the graduates of 2010:
From Forbes Street Talk:
I often tell new graduates the secret to choosing a spouse—particularly a wife. What you do is watch them ride up an escalator, especially a real tall escalator, like some they have in the D.C. subway system. What you hope for is for her to take at least a few steps toward the top—a small sign that she isn’t satisfied just moving along with the crowd. If she passes the escalator test, check to see if she checks luggage on a short plane ride. My wife flunks both those tests, but what is it they say? The exception that proves the rule? Escalators and moving sidewalks are great metaphors for economic progress. You can make pretty good progress just standing still. A rising tide lifts all boats. The good prospects, however, add a little additional effort of their own.
I love it. Still here? Get over to Street Talk to read the rest.