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Column - Learning the hard way

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One of my downfalls is a low patience tolerance for people not following directions. It might be something simple like asking my daughter to empty her backpack and hang it up, only to find later that she emptied it but tossed it on the floor. Or it might be something more complex, like leaving detailed, written instructions for someone only to have them followed incorrectly.


I admit, I wasn't always the best follower of directions myself. I learned the hard way.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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