Following Uncle Jake

There’s a legendary story about my late Uncle Jake.

He was clumsy, clueless and confidently matter-of-fact.

Plus he was legally blind.

His glasses only made him slightly less blind.

Yes, he was a character.

But here’s the story:

Uncle Jake went to a funeral service. Afterwards, Uncle Jake got in his car and joined the the funeral procession to the gravesite. He and his car were near the front of the procession.

Sometime along the way, Uncle Jake started following the wrong car.

Classic Uncle Jake.

But the cars behind continued to follow Uncle Jake.

All. Over. Town.

Moral of the story:

Just because everyone is going a certain direction or using a certain method or saying a certain thing, it’s not necessarily the right direction or method or message.

It might be Uncle Jake leading the procession.