Alligators At The Office – And You Thought You Had A Crazy Day

An alligator right outside my office

For those of you who don’t live in Florida, you might find this a bit unusual.  Actually, as a Mid-West guy from the Heartland of America (St. Louis), I’m still getting used to it.

I stepped out of the office about 2:30 PM today to stretch my legs, and there, not 25 feet from me was an alligator, out of the lake, on the lawn, getting a suntan.

So that cleared my mind a bit, which is what work breaks are supposed to do – right?

Later, a nice lady at the office told me the alligator’s name is Tommy.  I sure hope Tommy had his sun block on.  It’s pretty sunny in Florida.  And I’m glad he wasn’t hungry as well.

Anyhow, the next time you’re at your office door, like tomorrow for instance, just look 25 feet away – or about seven paces — and think about a big ol’ alligator sitting there — looking at you  … ummmm … like a REAL one.  And you’ll have my experience transmitted into your head.

Of course, after decades of work in the corporate offices of America, I’ve found some of the really big alligators are inside the building.  Have you had that experience too?

And a couple of decades with the stock market brings alligators to mind as well.  Because some days they are really out there in force.

Which reminds me of the old phrase that “when you’re up to your A#$ in alligators, it’s difficult to remember that your original objective was to drain the swamp!”

And we always need to keep our objective in mind.

Which is why we learn ten simple stock investing rules.

Rules to fall back on, like when we’re having a bad alligator day in the market.

Like I describe in my new book, Stock Market For Beginners.

Which you can learn about by clicking here at

To your health (and I really mean it with alligators) and prosperity.


P.S. This cartoon for the women, who face the alligator / swamp problem every day J.  It’s from my favourite, “take a mental break” web site. “Trees having fun, saving our planet one chuckle at a time.”

When you're up to your A#$ in alligators, it's often difficult to remember your original objective was to drain the swamp

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