Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I think that word used to mean something.
Two men shook hands. Their word was their bond. No lawyers needs. No paperwork required. Just a handshake.
People used to keep their word. It was a given. To do otherwise was the exception.
Lately, as I’ve watched my wife look for employment and as I’ve gone through a few transitions of my own, I’ve watched how few people keep their word. They promise to call. Then don’t. They promise jobs. They promise hope. They offer security. They even offer a hand.
Where have the guarantees gone?