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Questions Answered

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Question 1

What prompted you to set up skippyslist.com in the first place?

Charles DiLorenzo

The short version is that I didn’t.  Many years ago when I was deployed I would occasionally send a letter or an email home.  I would usually end with some new rule or another that I had picked up.  One of my friends started assembling these into a list.  And then he started emailing the list around to people he knew.  He called it the “101 things Skippy Can’t Do in the Army”, but it only had like thirty or forty items on it.  I started adding items to the list when I got home, but never thought anybody who didn’t know me would ever give a damn about it.

Eventually another friend of mine became convinced that I should have a website for the list.  I still didn”t believe anyone else would ever want to see it, but I gave her permission to put the list up.  Things kind of snowballed from there.

So I guess the real lesson here is if you sit around being a smart-ass, eventually people will set you up for success.