Thanks everyone for the welcome.
The demo guy was rigging some minor pyro for some B-Movie I was doing props for. We got to talking as we waited for them to film the sequence. The company I worked for didn’t do explosive effects because you really get under the microscope from the Feds when they let you buy high explosives lol.
The t-shirt is long gone but I always keep that log in mind. To me it says that if you are the first one to jump in, often Fortune will reward your boldness and you’ll get through it somehow BUT the ones that have taken the time to do a bit of preparedness, are the ones that can take a chance encounter or lucky break and win in the end.
I’d rather be prepared than bold everytime.