Wednesday, September 07, 2011
Normal Wednesday Stuff
Yesterday morning I was ready to quit my job... but I actually had a good day there. I took my phone into all meetings with me since I missed a call from my son (who is now in Afghanistan) last week and I would not care to do that again. Since I had my phone with me and it was on silent, I surreptitiously took photos. When I got home and looked at the photos, I realized how much I love some of those people and how much fun we have. I talked with one of my favorite psychiatrists about how angry I have been about work and he commiserated with me. But he said that the workgroups I am chairing are productive and fun. There are four of them right now, and although I feel like they are killing me as far as workload, they actually are fun, and we are getting stuff done - stuff that needs to get done. So, what more could you ask of a job?
Can you guess where I learned how to chair a meeting?
Yep. Right in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous.
If you could learn to handle the crazy lunatics who attended the meetings I used to go to, you could handle just about anything. I would throw people out who were sleeping - I know we don't do that now, but I did. We had a lot of homeless folks there for the donuts and a warm place to sleep - they could sleep in the club, they didn't need to be in the meeting. I would manage the "court slip" people by telling them up front to get their slips signed and then they could leave because we didn't want anyone there against their will. I once had a guy (court ordered) who threatened to start shooting people - because the "promises" hadn't come true for him - I have never referred to them as "promises" since that day. I enlisted the help of the men and got the guy calmed down. aye, carumba - I could go on and on... oh, the good old days.
It was good experience.
So today I will sit with a bunch of social workers, psychiatrists, RNs, etc., and I bet I won't have to throw a one of them out of the room for sleeping! Awesome!
Sobriety has been bery, bery good to me.
Thank you God!