It was huggable movie icon and didactic raconteur Forrest Gump who uttered the immortal words: "Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. Anything that tastes sweet makes you fat." Hmm. Or maybe it was, "Life is like a box of chocolates. Either someone else eats all the good ones, or you leave it out in the sun and it melts. And then you're like, 'That box of chocolates cost me $19.99.' "
Er, that's not it either. How about: "Life is like a box of chocolates. Unless it's a totes legit box of chocolates from some mondo famous brand like Teuscher, or Vosges, or Scharffen Berger, then the chocolate will mostly taste like sugar and have the texture of wax." (Also, we're not the only ones who would change "Scharffen" to "Snarfin'," like, yesterday, right? How has that not already happened?!)
Whatever it was, the point is that chocolate may taste good and make you happy for a couple of minutes, but it has no lasting effect other than to get you all, "Why did I eat a whole box of chocolates, yo?" Not only is the pleasure and satisfaction of chocolate extremely fleeting, but once the afterglow has dimmed down and vanished, then you'll hate yourself and feel cheated.
That brings us to Valentine's Day, which is nearly upon us, and which is a day that includes the expectation of gifts given to loved ones. Valentine's Day maybe doesn't quite eclipse Halloween in terms of the sheer tonnage of chocolate exchanged and consumed, but it's close. Well, don't fall into that trap! Don't give a gift that your loved one will ultimately resent.
Here, we wrote you a poem:
Roses are red
Violets are blue
Give the gift of IT training
And your special someone will be, like, "Wow, what a great gift! I totally wish someone had done that for me YEARS ago."
IT training and certification will not only enrich and enlighten in the short term, but the rewards will continue to accrue for years to come. Wouldn't you much rather give a gift that will make someone feel good about their life and accomplishments, and has a lasting positive impact, than give a gift that will provide brief sensory bliss followed by (Whee!) an upset stomach, or maybe (Yay!) severe indigestion?
So remember, in the immortal words of everyone's favorite holy fool, "Mama always said life is like a box of chocolates. Wait, no, actually it's not like that at all. Buy a man (or woman) a box of chocolates and he'll eat for a day, but buy him world-class IT training from TestOut CE and he'll make a better life for himself." Yup. Nailed it. Happy Valentine's Day, people. You know what to do.
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