I got my first job way back in 1967 while in high school. I was applying for a cashier's position in our local grocery store and I wanted to impress the head cashier who was doing the hiring. This was the era of black fishnet stockings and heavy eyeliner and I thought I looked pretty cool.
The first thing the woman said to me was that I would NOT be wearing those net things while working and I remember replying that I knew that. Was my first impression good? Not likely, but I got the job and worked for the company part time for 32 years.
This is an important part of our society, making a good first impression for a date, friendship, job interview, meeting and a whole host of things. And, if you pull it off successfully, you will be seen as a person with impressive qualities or skills.
But there are other things in life that are impressive too. Think of a newborn baby, the beauty of Mother Nature...how about the 8 wonders of the world? My photo shows something pretty impressive and I believe I took it in either N or S Carolina. We were visiting friends years ago that took us to see this 'Valley of Presidents' as I call it. I'm hoping a reader can properly identify the name of the place and state for my photo file.
So there you have my letter 'I' for Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday: impress, impression, impressive.
I hope you'll visit her students for this class.