The great WW 2 General George S.
- Patton is most famous for his leadership of the Third Army during the Battle of the Bulge against German military forces.
He was also known to be a believer in reincarnation, claiming that he had lived eight previous lives. What I find unusual about his octet of prior lives was that in each one he was a fighter in famous battles throughout history. He claimed he was with Alexander the Great at the Siege of Tyre. He stated he once fought the Parthians for Rome and he even took credit for being a Viking on his way to Valhalla. I might be more of a believer had at least half his past lives been of unremarkable men or women. Instead of a great warrior, why wasn’t he a simple peasant farmer or even assigned the title of “Groom of the Stool” in a 16th-century castle attending to the King’s bathroom functions. I hope that the General returns for another life but not as a soldier. With his grit and determination, he would make the perfect HVAC technician. He would be fighting a new kind of battle in my home struggling to keep my rather old HVAC system running with an aggressive cleaning and maintenance plan executed with military precision. One of his famous quotes is “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” That sounds like a good idea for my HVAC unit that sometimes sounds like a German Panzer tank on the way to the Western front. And who would dare to disobey “Old Blood and Guts” when he laid out a semi-annual HVAC service schedule?