Things that I wish I’d said …

Following on from my previous post, I have always been impressed and rather humbled by the ability of my international colleagues to conduct our business in what is, for them, a non-native language. This admiration extends particularly to their participation in what can be at times quite intense and argumentative discussions.

Consequently I just loved this quote from an exasperated Swedish colleague during a ‘lively’ discussion of the draft text of our current meeting report. She demonstrated her command of the English language with the following:

It’s this kind of sloppy decision making that’s going to f**k -up the whole thing!

I couldn’t have put it better myself!

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😎 - Former scientist, now graduated to a life of leisure. - Family man (which may surprise the family; it certainly surprises him). - Likes cycling and old-fashioned B&W film photography. - Dislikes greasy-pole-climbing 'yes men'. - Thinks Thea Gilmore should be much better known than she is. - Values decency over achievement.

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