I was in speech class as I watched a guy carry a large blanketed and cumbersome object to the front of the class.
He stood the human sized object next to him as he prepared to give his speech.
Just before he began speaking, he removed the blanket to divulge a female mannequin…
I watched the sleepy students perk up and lean forward in their chairs with sudden interest when they saw this mannequin.
A mannequin who just happened to be wearing some very nice lingerie – imagine being in a Victoria Secret Store…. Yep, that’s her!
I am not sure anyone noticed that she was missing a head.
She stood, perched next to him in the front of the class throughout his speech.
At the end of his speech, the class erupted in applause as he carefully covered the mannequin with the blanket and lugged her out of the room. The class was now giving him a standing ovation.
The instructor had advised the students to find a way to capture and hold the attention of the audience.
I am here to tell you – this guy piqued the interest of every student in that classroom.
The odd thing was that the speech topic had NOTHING to do with the mannequin.
You probably guessed that I am trying that same technique with this post.
I am trying to grab your attention and hold it until the end of this post. Just like he held the attention of the class until his speech was over.
But, I have no mannequin to intrigue you.
I do have photos of when we broke ground on our new home, exactly 3 years ago.
And even if you are not into digging in the dirt, or if big excavators do not impress you, and if watching cement dry makes you yawn, you will have to appreciate the efficiency of our crew.
We will never forget the day we broke ground.
That was the day our dream leapt off the paper and became reality.
Monday had been a whirlwind of commotion – with people and trucks and hammering and the buzzing of saws.
Things were quiet on Tuesday and Wednesday while the concrete footings were curing.
A wash of calm came over me when I looked out of our cabin door and saw this rainbow over our future home.
Oh, that guy in speech class?
The one who used the mannequin as his prop? – I dated him for a while.
Thursday at 1:24pm
Then I married him.
And that speech?
We have no idea what the speech was about, but we remember every thing about that mannequin!
I hope it worked.
I hope you read all of my post.
I hope it captured you even if digging and concrete aren’t your thing,
I would sure appreciate it if you would share this site with your family and friends!
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