Last year I wrote about the three Presidents that Forrest met at the White House. To celebrate this year’s President’s Day, let’s take a closer look at Forrest’s first White House visit when he met President Kennedy.
Here’s how Forrest described his experience: “Now, the real good thing about meeting the President of the United States is the food.
“They put you in this little room with just about anything you’d want to eat or drink. And since number one, I wasn’t hungry, but thirsty…
“… and number two, they was free, I musta drank me about fifteen Dr Peppers.”
Now the memorable and humorous punch line occurs in the very next scene as Forrest shakes hands with JFK and mentions his need to, ahemm … relieve himself.
Let’s look more deeply at Forrest’s exact words, and some lessons we all can benefit from by their simplicity. And I’ll conclude by comparing those lessons to a free opportunity that exists in today’s world