It was inevitable that Judy would start looking into courses in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), despite this approach to personal development being thoroughly discredited by the scientific community. The woos all swear by NLP’s bizarre mixture of neurological processing, language acquisition, and behavioral modification as a means to accomplish just about anything, from mastering your money map to pleasurable dieting, and we’ve seen how successful many NLP practitioners have become, from Ali “No Bedroom Curtains” Shanti to Jena “Insurance Fraud” la Flamme.
Unfortunately, our burro won’t get the instant gratification she desires at NLP Marin. They may offer the “the finest Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) training in the world,” but training is a three-year investment, not exactly a weekend with Tony Robbins and Judy has an attention span the size of a sesame seed. Harvard Business School, Part Deux?
Advice for Peter Baugher: Decline to provide three years of financial support on a “learning investment” that will never pay off in the end. Your donkey attended three goddamn “Dates with Destiny,” and she still couldn’t honor her contract with St. Martin’s.
Update: Rain’s former piece posted about our burro’s attachment to Tony and NLP:
And look who appeared among the many comments – Smellsberg’s old piece, Circe Nightshade!