The SATOR Square continues to help me keep my head above water. The time management seal continues to reveal where I need discipline. Neither one could help me with the client who had “one quick question that would only take a few minutes to answer”.
I would be lying if I said I didn’t spend the bulk of the client’s forty-four minute autobiographical monologue pondering if I could find or scratch up something to add to the mini-book to prevent these meandering expressions. But I quickly realized that I would be shooting myself in the foot as part of my job functions include being just as wordy myself and adjusting/translating the technical and industry terms to John Q. Public who is coming to grips with the fact that he really can’t paint his house that color without being fined.
Cutting off her words would mean harvesting my own.
It was a “normal” day at work. I was pulled to put out other people’s fires again while more work was dropped on my desk that no one else can do. But the seals continued to make me painfully aware of those moments when I could have done something different but chose not to because I felt helpless to even attempt.
Quite sobering, really.
Certainly very uncomfortable.
Really drove home the maxim that one’s greatest enemy is oneself.
We’ll see how it goes tomorrow.
Non Sequitur: So on my Day 10 post, I pondered the difference between a seal and sigil to no avail. Well, Andrew B. Watt took up the challenge and wrote out a delightful exploration of sigils, seals, and emblems that really helped me understand more than just the definitions of the words.