The Naperville city council made a kind gesture by making a proclamation honoring the North Central College Women’s Triathlon team with their fourth National Championship. Mayor Steve Chirico called upon councilman Benny White to read the proclamation during the last city council meeting but something was missing.
Oops, somebody forgot the most important part of the recognition; the team and coach were missing. Somebody must have forgotten to invite the players and coach. Yikes. It’s possible they didn’t have time to attend, or there was no place to showcase the recognition in their trophy case. It’s also possible that someone with a great sense of humor wanted to play a joke on mayoral candidate Benny White, similar to when Biden finished a speech, turned around to shake a hand and there was no hand to shake.
So, what did White learn learn from this experience? As former President Ronald Reagan said, ‘trust but verify’, trust that someone was paying attention to detail with an invite, and verify the recipient of the recognition is present.