R.G. LeTourneau was a Christian business owner of a large earth-moving equipment company that had a lot of firsts. It was the first company to make jack-up drilling platforms, the first company to make a log-stacker machine, the first company to make an intermodal crane. LeTourneau supplied 70% of the Allies earth-moving equipment during World War II.
R.G. often told this story – ” We used to have a scraper known as the Model “G”. Somebody asked one of our salesmen what the “G” stood for. The salesman promptly replied, “Well, I guess the “G” stands for gossip, because like gossip, the machine moves a lot of dirt, and moves it fast.”
Isn’t that how it is with gossip? There is an awfully lot of dirt that is pushed around and boy does it travel fast even if it might not be true.