Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Friday, I had to lead a meeting with both sides of my face numb after - yaaaaaaaaaaaay! - the last periodontal hell appointment.
Oddly enough, it was the most assertive I have ever been in a meeting.
I even used the word "clusterfuck," although I prefaced it with, "Pardon this expression, but that would be a..."
Usually I am pretty mellow in meetings, but that day, I wanted to get the hell out of there and go home. I was in no mood for fucking around or appeasing anyone. Afterwards, my board president called and said, "I wanted to tell you how impressed I was with the way you led that meeting! You didn't let anyone get off track!"
Me: "You should see how I handle things in my personal life."
My dad, who has graciously paid for all of the outrageous co-pays on said dental work - they are literally more than 10 times as much as the regular co-pay - said, "At least you didn't have both sides of your brain numbed. Then you would have been voting Republican!"
I'm thinking maybe I should get Novocain before every future meeting. What do you think?