Never too old to learn...

There are many who say that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks. I say that you're never too old to learn new tricks or brush up on your old ones...
When earlier this year I was offered a training programme called Profit through Productivity, I jumped at the opportunity. I must say that I picked up many useful tips to help us run the restaurants better, especially in this shaky economic climate.
Our company is now being used as a case study to entice others to join the programme.

I should really be amazed at how busy all three restaurants still are despite the constant barrage by newspapers, radio and television of impeding gloom and doom, but... guess what?
I am not!
As I explained in an earlier post, when people have very little spare money, they usually go for the tried-and-tested, (should really be the tried-and-trusted)
Fingers crossed, we'll ride this recession like all the ones we've been through over the last 23 years.



8 comments:

Zéphyr, said...

Oui ! Il n'est jamais trop tard ...

... pour bien faire,
... pour apprendre,
... pour demander pardon,
... pour pardonner,
... pour aider,
... enfin, pour entreprendre les bonnes résolutions.

A ce propos, Gaston Bachelard disait :
"Qui ne continue pas à apprendre est indigne d'enseigner."
La connaissance n'a pas de limite. Nous devons toujours aller à la quête du savoir, de la vérité.

Krimo said...

Exactly!

Crabtree said...

Bien sûr !!
Ma grand-mère était un cordon bleu ! Depuis je goûte à tout (les plats) :)
Une autre façon d'apprendre la liberté ! Ça n'a pas le même sens !?

Trac said...

I have no idea what anyone is talking about.

Even harder when it's not in English!? :O)

I'll just agree with what they say then!

Unless they are wrong, then I won't!
x

PI said...

Just for Trac: I'd put good money on it.

Trac said...

Yeah, I would too Pi! :O)

Crabtree said...

For Trac , and Pi ,

Sometimes nonsense (" Bien sûr !!
Ma grand-mère était un cordon bleu ! Depuis je goûte à tout (les plats) :)
Une autre façon d'apprendre la liberté ! Ça n'a pas le même sens !? ")

Of course !!" My grandmother was a blue cordon ( a very good cooker )! Since I enjoy to everything (dishes) :)
Another way of learning the freedom ! That has no same sense !?

But often of the kindnesses !

Krimo said...

For Pi and Trac, my B.I.L Zéphyr and Crabtree are two great philosophers.
I have checked Google's French translation of my posts and no wonder I get comments like those! Absolutelyment hilarious!

But here is the gist of what Zéphyr said:
It’s never too late
…to do well
…to learn
…to beg forgiveness
…to forgive
…to help...
See what I mean?
Philosophy in a restaurant blog!!
But often of the kindnesses, of courses!