The young can make assertive claims of what the truth is. They really believe it, they are believable, and if later they find out they are wrong, it is no big deal.
When I am asked a question, I tend to say things like, “well, as a rule, I would say that is the truth, but I have frequently seen the rule broken without any consequences, so perhaps it is OK to break the rule and go for it with what you want to do.” I said something like that at a meeting yesterday and was mocked by the woman who makes my life difficult. OK.
This morning my boss asked me a question and I started doing that with her. She asked me to stop second guessing and just tell her what I thought without worrying that it is wrong. OK.
When you have lived for a long time and been in the work force for a large percentage of that time, you have come across many variables. They seem to come out of the blue at times. I have seen this and I have seen that. I wouldn’t be so sure of this and I wouldn’t be so sure of that. All they want to hear is a “yes,” or “no.” I can’t seem to do it.
So, I am at my dining room table working today. Yesterday when I heard that a meeting scheduled for today was canceled, I immediately blocked out the day for a work at home day. I have been working since 7 a.m., this is my break. Maybe it should be the end of the day, but I still have lots of work to do.
It has been snowing since last evening and there is a lot of snow out there. It is a good day to be indoors. Maybe this will make a dent in our drought. I hope.
Random thoughts for today…