I am having quite a chuckle this morning at someone in my life. This person, although very sweet and kind, is...dare I say it, DENSE!
Now, we all have our days. I know I do, often. However, this individual is really an exception as every day is a "day". One of my least favorite parts of my job is telling people when they are not meeting the mark. It really and truly sucks, especially when the person is so sweet. I had such a conversation with this individual on Monday. It was a "last chance" conversation. I always feel like such an ogre. During the conversation, I clearly outlined the issues and explained the steps necessary to correct each item. I left the meeting feeling terrible, but satisfied that we were both on the same page.
Today, I find out that one of the steps I asked her to take to correct just one of the many issues had not been taken. When I asked why it hadn't been done, I got blank stare and, after a very pregnant pause, a lame excuse. So, I had to resort to "interpretive dance". This is what my Rachel calls it. :) I use props and everything. Really, it is just a slow recap of what we have discussed. In this case, I used my chair, a notebook and some of my dramatic energy. Typically, it really breaks the ice and we both end up laughing. Today was no exception. This is a very rare event and I pull it out only when I have exhausted all other means of communication. Seriously, it has been SIX months of this nonsense. It has, in the past, worked wonders in the worst of subjects, but I question the effectiveness this time. We'll see. Sigh.
Keeping my fingers crossed for a miracle! I really really hate being a bad guy.