A little look-back at one of Blind Barry’s adventures…
During the Christmas season, and on the plane back from doing a job
for one of the countries large construction companies in Joburg…
As Vixen and I were disembarking down the aisle, I was stopped by
a wheel chair bound friend, for a chat.
After a short time, I said, “Faldilah, I’m holding up the queue,
I’ll catch you in the terminal for a chat”.
As we got to the front of the plane, the head hostess said, “Barry,
why don’t you stay here and take a ride with Faldilah on the
disabled pick-up unit, then you can chat to your hearts content.”
I gladly took up the kind offer.
So there we stood, picture this… A blind man, neatly dressed in
his WP Motor Club honours blazer, tie, shades, hold-all over his
shoulder, and a cute little guide dog quietly at his side standing
in the front of the plane as the passengers streamed past. With
the hostesses shaking hands, thanking for “flying with us” and
wishing each on turn for a lovely Christmas.
Next to them a certain blind Barry was getting a bit bored with the
whole thang and decided to help out… So I too started to shake
hands and wish the passengers for Christmas… and added in “Good
afternoon, thanks for flying with us, I am Captain Blomkamp”.
I detected some nervous giggles, some rather sweaty palms, and some
who just laughed out loud!
All in the fun and making a day an adventure.
Despite his wonderfully successful life turning into complete ruins
over night, Barry pulled himself through and extracted an important
lesson from his experience. Barry Blomkamp is a rare soul. He
takes life and squeezes as much enjoyment out of it as possible.
Is there a MESSAGE here for each of us?
Ex racing driver and now one of SA’s best Inspirational Speakers
and Corporate Entertainers, Barry Blomkamp presents numerous
business enhancing and team improvement workshops to top
corporations, taking his emphatic life changing message right into
the hearts and minds of many thousands. Barry will let you into
his special recipe of how to deal with daily adversity and the
trauma which effects our lives.
Why is Barry so different – why is it he stands out in a crowd?
“He is confident and easy to listen to with a lovely wacky sense of
humour.” “Barry’s 15 years experience on the public speaking
circuit is clear to see.”
With Vixen, his constant companion and guide dog, Barry is one of
the very few speakers who will imbed an imprint on your thoughts
and in your soul. He has massive ‘Take-home’ value!
Ursula Coetzee. Manager: SANLAM HR Services:
“Barry, your talk was an absolute winner, everybody enjoyed it very
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