Here is an example of Ted's thoughts:
"A University Vice President of Finance retired recently. A tribute to him, which I heard, mentioned:
1. He arrived at work at 6:30 am,
2. He lasted 37 years,
3. He left an hour after others,
4. He never took a vacation,
5 He will be replaced by four young V.P.s
"My [Ted's] conclusions regarding him =
a. He worked very slowly,
b. He had no friends,
c. He could not, would not, delegate,
d. He disliked his wife,
e. He had no hobbies,
f. He was under paid,
g. He concentrated on one activity,
h. He was sick -- a workaholic."
I suppose Ted moved to Ocracoke because it suited his philosophy, a tribute to "thinking sitting down": "When you place your brain, your lower brain ["the human butt"], onto a chair seat and start the rocker in motion you are 'revving' your own motor."
Just a few thoughts from the late Ted Dedowitz, onetime resident of Ocracoke.
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