Archive for September 3rd, 2020

Two Work Days

September 3, 2020

At the end of work yesterday I was frustrated. Busy all day, and one issue rose up to push my buttons. I try to keep an open mind, and listen to others’ ideas. But when it seems like somebody is just doing the absolute minimum to answer a request, it’s almost worse than doing nothing at all. I wrote an email in response, but didn’t send it.

Today was also really busy. The first thing I did in the morning was to reform my email, no emotion, and even suggesting I had not provided enough background for them to successfully provide the information requested. This email was going to an entire project group, so I read it to Carl before I hit send, just to make sure the tone was okay. Check that one off of the list for a few days.

Then it was off to other requests, I think about 7 different tasks. A much better feel to the end of the day.

Of course it helped that near the end of the day we received a short video of our favorite grandson who has discovered a springy doorstop. The kind that bounces with a sound if you slap at it, which he was happily doing. The caption said, “the house is full of wonders.”

I can’t share the video, but I did manage a screenshot.

It’s amazing the lift I get from a 30 second clip.