Date: November 05, 2019 05:53PM
You didn't know what 'flummox' meant did you!
This is old but when I read it years ago I had a revelation. I was still going to church but a little part of my testimony died. It was like being on my mission again and watching liars and sycophants become leaders over me. I didn't want to lead. I made DL because I was friends with an office elder the prez liked. My mission ended in shame as a junior companion with a crazy hulk of a man with fire engine red hair and a habit of asking me to massage him. I never did.
So here it is. On the record how flattering the vanity of the aged powerful will get you way ahead of the others queued up for the promotion.
"President Monson, Elder Eyring, President Bednar, all of you distinguished guests, faculty and students, what a great and singular honor you do me. When President Bednar proposed the naming of this building to the Board of Trustees where I serve as chairman, I was simply flummoxed. (See if you know what that word means.) I did not know what to say. I was taken by surprise. I was stunned. I simply said in the language peculiar to the lawyers, "I recuse myself." I turned to President Monson, and said, "You run the meeting." "https://www2.byui.edu/Presentations/transcripts/devotionals/2002_10_22_hinckley.htm?cid=AR17_09-02-2018_BYUPW_InaugurationFeature_10