So today I’m on site with my customer at a meeting. A decision gets made (not important other than it really made no sense) and there are action steps that require follow up. That’s where I come in. I call my boss to explain everything and get stuff in the works asap because the customer is getting impatient.
Me: *explains decision*
Boss: “That makes no sense.”
Me: “I know, but that’s what was decided”
Boss: “Wouldn’t *describes much easier solution* be easier?”
Me: “Yes, but I went through that with them and they’re not flexible. They want to go with their decision.”
*Various versions of this continue for several minutes*
Boss: “Wow, I just got a flash of a really uncomfortable feeling trying to wrap my head around this. It’s like my underwear is too tight. And now I just realized it’s like this every day for you.”
Me: *blinks blankly at phone* “That’s an eerily apt description of my day… and usually in front of at least 6 people at any given time.”
Hope everyone else’s day was delightfully uneventful! Happy Hump Day!