Friday, July 24, 2009
Eating Crow for Breakfast
"and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it"
Exactly how many carbs does crow have when one is having it ala carte? Boy, this character-building stuff really sucks sometimes.
I attempted to make an apology to a co-worker this morning as word got back to me that she finds me intimidating and that a recent conversation with me had left her "wilted". While I don't believe I was wrong in assessing the situation, I could have errored in the delivery of the message. I can be direct and Bick tells me that I can develop a "tone". So with that in mind, I'm eating crow this morning.
She wasn't at her desk, but I was prepared for that possibility and had brought along a handwritten note containing a real apology - not an "I'm sorry if you were offended" which I don't think is much of an apology. I can apologize for the delivery if not the content.
There. It's done. I feel better and I hope she will too. More stuff to work on.
Going to hit a spin class at lunch today.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Eat a little crow from time to time.