Ling's Theory of Balls
Rule 6: "Listen For Balls"
When I was six I was in a cow field near our home in Chippenham. I distinctly remember the day since it was one of the first days that I was allowed out alone. Mum, couldn't see me even from the kitchen window. (Can you imagine a parent allowing that these days?) An older boy and I were trying to avoid the cowpats as we played in the field when all of a sudden he started screaming about a 'bull'. I may not have been as sharp as my sister but I knew that bulls had horns and to get struck with one was painful. As a result, I ran as fast as I could to the fence and dived through the barbed wire ripping a scar in my leg that is still there today. As I looked up, I could see the bigger kid (in between my tears) laughing like a hyena as he had 'fooled' me into running - there was no bull. Moral of the story: If possible, take a little time to assess the things that you are told in life. This is particularly true of what you read on the Internet. Just because it's out there doesn't mean it's right. Get as close to the information source as you can to verify what you are told - Listen for Balls! To see the TOB in full visit: www.GarysBalls.com