The big boss and I had a mis-communication recently. He sent an email expressing his displeasure.
At first, I felt a rush of shame in my body, but I forced myself to shake it off. He is a notoriously horrible communicator, and I have to stop taking on all the responsibility for everyone else’s issues. I traditionally blame myself for everything, but this has got to be at least 50 percent his fault.
After waiting 24 hours to be calm, I replied to his email, telling him what I thought we had agreed on. I am thrilled to say that I completely avoided the use of the word “sorry”! (I typed it three times and deleted it. Yay me!)
So in this shitstorm of a week, there’s this: I might be (slowly) getting better (in tiny increments) at this.