That.....Highly Intelligent, Bright and Articulate Person, who kindness and generosity knows no bounds when it comes to helping other people, sometimes at a great cost to himself.
Sometimes people lie about who he is to hide their own incompetence and jealously. Seriously, he helped out a fabrication shop when they first started up, recommending equipment, tooling, and other things they would need to have a successful start up company and then he spent many hours patiently training the person on how to use the equipment, only to have them question every aspect of every product that he wanted produced. They just couldn't believe that somebody without a degree in engineering could possess such natural and intuitive engineering abilities, so they asked a person with an engineering degree if what my husband said was true and right before going forward, and the person with the degree would always agree with what my husband said. At that point the fabrication shop would produce what my husband wanted, grudgingly and always questioning his abilities. It got to the point where the fabrication shop thought that my husband was producing too many new products too fast, he told him to slow down, that nobody builds new products as fast as that, the shop owner told him it just wasn't right. The fabrication shop got so frustrated that they Banned my husband from ever setting foot in their shop again. The shop owner said that my husband was unprofessional, pushy and wanted new products produced too fast and done right. The shop owner was unprofessional, and he ostracized my husband because of his intelligence.
Can you imagine the frustration of having to deal with somebody who questions every little thing that you say? Or having to explain in detail every thought only to have the person not believe you?
I have many more stories like the one above and I believe in Karma!
It is easy for people to say that my husband was wrong or mistreated them in some way because he has a direct way of communicating with people. I like the direct approach, I have a difficult time trying to wade thru all of the bull **** just to get to what people really want.
Next month will be our 23rd Wedding Anniversary
and I"m looking forward to growing old with him.