Joe G. Dillard, a longtime Columbia resident, recently published his first book, "A Full Cup of Joe," a humorous autobiography of his funny life experiences thus far.
Lots of folks have hidden talents such as belching the alphabet in a single breath, rubbing their belly with one hand while patting their head with the other, singing in the shower, playing The Star-Spangled Banner by blowing on a blade of grass, etc.
Well, my hidden talent is a little more mundane. I demonstrate the difference between a squat and a hunker (see illustration above).
I first started doing this at the end of workshops that I used to give. Since the participants weren’t paying attention during the talk, at the end I told them that I was going to give them a take-home message and showed them the difference between a squat and a hunker.
Most of them have long since forgotten the workshop, but I bet they remember the difference between a squat and a hunker.
The most unique thing about this “hidden talent” is that I can still do it at age 75 — without the aid of mechanical devices — although it is getting a wee bit harder to get back up again!
Please do not practice this “talent” at home without a paramedic and maybe a physical therapist nearby!
Happy squatting or hunkering; at least now you know which one you are doing.
Now that you know what my hidden talent is, what’s yours?
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