March 18th, 2009

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And sometimes I let it overflow

I actually had to tell one of the QSs not to patronise me yesterday. He called me a "good girl" - this may not seem so bad to some people, but to me it's like a red flag. There are two people in the world that get to call me that, and one of them is my Mum. Anyone else calling me that, especially in a business meeting, will get a polite and clear statement of my boundaries. Credit to him that he did not slip up again - clearly my low warning growl is effective.. but it did cause some hypersensitivity on my part, which was carefully observed and kept in check, and made the day more effort than it should have been. I think I'm getting jaded with meetings. Sadly I have at least another twenty lined up between now and June. Yikes.

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By the end of the day yesterday I was talking very quietly and being very polite. Those of you who know me know what that means. I question the sense behind all-day meetings for those who are not accustomed and have not yet built up stamina to retain focus past 3pm - in the 2nd or 3rd round it's ok but 1st-round meetings should finish before people lose focus, so that those of us who do this all the time don't end up talking very quietly and being very polite at least three times a week.

I'm going through life in a state of constant low-grade excitement. It makes me.. a bit absent minded. And occasionally forgetful of the laws of physics. And happy. ;-)