The Accidental Chew and Screw

It was a B & B week for me.  No, I didn’t go to a bed and breakfast, but there were couple of incidents that involved boys and a breakfast and I’m still laughing…and hiding. I did some work-related travel earlier this week. A very chit-chatty colleague and friend traveled with me. We spent a…

The Good Old Days

What has happened to communication?  It used to be that if you wanted to talk to someone you wrote them a letter, met in person with them, or called them on the telephone with a rotary dial that was in the front room.  What happened to the good old days? Let’s start with written communication….

You’re Not that Special

When people speak, I listen.  Okay, sometimes I pretend to listen.  While I’m listening or pretending, I’m definitely not talking.  As I’ve said before, I think it is high schoolerish to talk when someone else has the floor. I’m starting to think I’m in the minority on this issue because over the past week, there…

Unwanted Attention

It’s December 1st and opening day for Christmas season, which means getting decorations out of the attic and going to the ‘holiday party’ at work.  At last year’s party, I got a little more attention than I wanted.  No, I didn’t overindulge and tell anybody off, at least I don’t think I did.  But I…

I’m Not One of Those People

Halloween is the day when people want to feel scared.  I really don’t understand why people actively seek out scary things but given the number of scary movies and haunted houses it seems a lot of people like to be scared.  I’m not one of those people. My travels took me to a work-related multi-day…

She Left a What?

Over a 3-day period I participated in several meetings with a few people I had just met. Something funny happened during one of those meetings that got me thinking. We were heavily involved in our first discussion when one attendee leaned forward to rest her arms on the table while she shared her perspective.  The…