I overheard two people the other day involved in an escalating discussion about who was more busy. As one person complained about how much she had to get done, the other one vied to show how long his to-do list was. Then he told her about the consequences of not meeting a work deadline and she narrated the terrible result of missing an appointment. This went on and on, back and forth, for about 10 minutes. I glanced over at my business colleague who was composedly eating her sandwich seated across from me at our small table. She smiled, well aware that I had been unabashedly eavesdropping on the neighbouring conversation.
“I’d handle it differently,” she said, in response to my unspoken comment. Read the rest of this entry »