Sunday, September 23, 2012

Administrative Nightmare

An excerpt from an email I sent my boss.  Names have been changed to protect the innocent...

"I had a dream (I mean nightmare) that I was at the upcoming reception/dinner and there were only 12 people in attendance. We were in a huge room with mostly empty tables except for two. I couldn’t figure it out and then realized what had happened -- I hadn’t invited anyone! I then went to the washroom pondering what had happened and walked into the men’s washroom instead, “Hello, Mr. Harper.” Drat’s! That’s not how I wanted to meet the Prime Minister of Canada.

When I did find the ladies washroom my sister was there and we were talking about how it happened that I could have forgotten to invite any guests. I didn’t want to go back in the room and finally decided I was going to stay in the washroom for the rest of the evening. I woke up in a cold sweat, thinking it had actually happened…

I obviously have that on my mind so sometime today I will be sending out a request to the management team asking them for ideas on who to invite and to please keep an eye out for me on the night of the dinner that I don’t stray into the men’s washroom."

Monday, April 30, 2012

Looking someone in the eye

I was at an Admin Forum recently and we had an excellent speaker who talked about how to have better communications in the workplace.  He stressed the use of a good firm handshake and the importance of  looking the person in the eye so you could see their eye colour.  I was up next speaking on a panel and told the audience something my grandson had said when he was looking into my eyes.

He was on my lap and gazing in my eyes as only a three year old can.  I of course was thinking he was looking at me because he was so happy that I had come to see him and was probably thinking how much he loved me.  He finally piped up, "Granny, you have red cracks in your eyes!"