“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” Ray LeBlond
Facebook’s a waste of time… right? Or at least a huge time suck.
AND look what I do… I teach how to use social media to financially impact your business… and I think it’s a bunch of time you’ll never get back!
But you know what… every once in a while there’s a little nugget of gold.
This morning I was checking my feed. I found a bunch of posts that irritated me because I disagree… there were a few posts I agreed with… there was this hilarious video of a woman at the beach who fell in a hole… no really it was funny.
And then there was a video by a man that filmed what happened to his granddaughter at their own swimming pool.
I almost skipped by it… but for some reason, I kept watching. It was about 1:30 and he was showing what happened when he put a life vest on his toddler.
Growing up in the boating business… I mean growing up on a boat – my first boat ride was when I was 6 days old… I have an affinity to water safety. OK, I almost drown three times as a child, it’s amazing I like swimming!
This grandfather put a normal looking life vest on correctly — it’s the time with a collar on it. Commonly called a “heads up” life jacket – it’s designed well to pluck your kid out of the water because it has a loop behind the head!
The next step, he demonstrated the use of the life jacket.
IT DIDN’T RIGHT HIS CHILD! IT ACTUALLY ROLLED HER FACE DOWN IN THE WATER!
I learned today that a Type II life jacket actually says, “Will turn SOME unconscious wearers face-up in water. Poor performer in rough water, often requires you to tread water in order to keep your head above water.”
Toddlers would have a very difficult time rolling face up and treading water!
This lead me to check our inventory in our store at the marina AND now I’m on a quest to find the appropriate Type 1 Vests for young kids!
So there you go… Facebook was VERY valuable to me today. Just goes to show you really can learn something every day if you pay attention!
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