In an advertisement I saw this week, I was taken with this statement on a plaque, “Good morning. This is God…I will be handling all your problems today. I will not require your help.” Have you ever been doing something you are good at and had a person, who had never done it before, try to help you? Heard the expression, “too many cooks in the kitchen?” Of course you have. It can be very frustrating to be in this situation. Frustrating for the person who wants to help because you are trying to get them to stop, and frustrating for you because it slows you down, or even worse causes an accident.
I love the comic book series The Adventures of Groo the Wanderer. Groo is an incompetent soldier-for-hire. He wanders from town to town willing to work for the mere cost of some cheese dip. The way to win a battle is to have Groo on the other side. If you have Groo in your town; ships are likely to sink in your harbour, natural disasters are likely to strike, and in general you are better off being anywhere else! This loveable, if dangerous, character, the creation of Sergio Aragones, is keen and eager to help and loves nothing better than a chance to jump into “A Fray!”