On this day in the year 1040, King Duncan the 1st of Scotland was killed in battle against his first cousin and rival – Macbeth. Macbeth then succeeded Duncan as King of Scotland.
Of course, the whole Macbeth thing didn’t work out too well. Macbeth was in turn defeated and done in by the future King Malcom III in 1057. The whole thing is chronicled (to some extent) in Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth.
Now, a curious legend has sprung up in the theatre about Macbeth – where it is referred to as “the Scottish play.” Supposedly, referring to the play by its given name brings bad luck upon the performer, the show and the rest of the cast; hence, the reference to it as “the Scottish play” instead of its real name.
I’m not kidding. Here’s a sign from the Barrymore Theatre when they were doing Macbeth the Scottish play.
At Texas811, we go by a few names, ourselves. We started life over 30 years ago as Texas Excavation Safety System, Inc. and the phone number to call was 1-800-DIG TESS.
About ten years ago, when the 811 number was mandated across the nation as a one call service by the FCC, we changed our name to Texas811. (Though we still do have the Texas Excavation Safety System, Inc. tag, and are still called Dig Tess by some long time users)
And finally, we also go by 811.
Dig Tess. Texas811. 811. While we prefer the use of Texas811, it’s all the same to us and to our members and the people using the service. We’re going to provide the best service we can, 24/7/365, and we’re never going to stop improving ourselves – you can count on it!
In other news – hey, believe it or not, the Halloween decorations are out in stores, so that must mean it’s time to start thinking about 2018. And we’d like you to start thinking about attending the 2018 Texas811 Damage Prevention Summit!
Registration is now open for the summit on February 12 – 14, 2018 in San Marcos.
Why should you attend?
|For more information go to: www.texas811.damagepreventionsummit.com|
by Scott Finley
Until next week, safe digging!