A few days back, I received an official meeting notification through the corporate email system. The subject line was “Great client feedback.” I showed up on time, took a seat and waited around a conference room table for about five minutes.
Turns out the person who called the meeting couldn’t make it. Which left me sitting alone in a distant corner of the building inhabited by account people. A good thing, as it turns out. Instead of a PowerPoint presentation and a big pile of paper, I got a big hug and a piece of gum from an executive assistant who goes by the nickname “momma.”
Just between you and me, I’d take a hug and a piece of gum over a long meeting in a little conference room most any day.