At the beginning of It’s A Wonderful Life, young George Bailey sees a problem in the drug store where he is employed, is befuddled as to what to do, spots a cigar ad on the wall that says “Ask Dad – he knows.”, and goes off to ask his father what to do.
Well, sometimes Mom and even Dad are not around to advise us, but we still need help from someone else when faced with a problem. Personally, I think George Lucas could fill in for Dad on a lot of those occasions.
In Star Wars Episode I, The Phantom Menace, with no money to purchase parts for their disabled star cruiser to continue the Queen of Naboo’s rescue, Qui-Gon Jinn comforts Obi-Wan Kenobi that they will wait for the force to present an opportunity to them.
That happened to me this week. I had started learning a new programming language months ago, called Clojure, and had wanted to find the safest way to introduce new applications with the least disruption. Well, I found my opportunity, which is to write a nice portable applet that will audit insurance enrollees.
So, thanks, George Lucas. You’ve helped explain a lot over the years.