Thursday, October 02, 2008

The Paradox of Sharpie

Someone wrote on a display in our church with a Sharpie permanent marker. After a quick web search to determine how permanent "permanent" is, I discovered there are actually a lot of ways to remove a sharpie stain. But, the best way for me to remove this particular mark was, using what I had on hand, ... drumroll, please... a dry erase marker.

I simply scribbled over the permanent mark with the impermanent mark, let it dry about 30 seconds, and wiped it off. <trumpet fanfare!>

That seems strange to me... It does remind me how easy it is to ruin a habit, reputation, or resolution with a simple moment of inattention.

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