On Monday at the Club we had the pleasure of hosting a wonderful man who came to speak with our youth members about a book that he wrote. This guy climbed Mt. Everest and had an incredible story to share. Incredible.
His hour-long presentation included pictures, crazy stories about people dying up there, lessons about other cultures and life-altering epiphanies he had on the world’s largest mountain.
His presentation was awesome. He is from London and had a rather thick accent, and he wore hiking boots, tight black jeans and a tucked-in polo shirt. You could kind of tell that he wasn’t really experienced talking to really young children because he wasn’t too engaging…but his story kind of spoke for itself.
After his presentation, he made a little joke about the real reason he wanted to climb the world’s largest mountain was so he could post the photos on his Facebook page – an arguably funny joke…but totally lost on th five-year-olds in the room. And then he clapped his hands once and said, “So…are there any questions?”
And a six-year-old named Brian (who is slowly becoming one of my favorite kids) raised his hand and literally jumped to his feet.
The speaker pointed to Brian and said “yes. you. what is your question?”
And Brian asked, “Why is your shirt tucked in like that?”