My copy of the dvd arrived the day after I ordered it and I set aside my knitting to give it full concentration.
And although I remembered several scenes as if I had been there... (because I was there!) there was no sign of FL, or me, or even our car. Which was disappointing for a "Road Movie"!
I watched the "making of" documentary and discovered that although the film itself was shot over 11 days, it took six months to edit the 50 reels of footage.
Every trace erased.
And that brings me to the subject of today's Advent-ure.
I am pretty good at summarising the content of a meeting in a few written words: my bullet-points are accurately shot.
But the spoken word eludes me.
Speech is too fast a medium. I don't have the time to get it right and so often get it wrong.
It can be a bit of a liability.
- I tell Most Senior Person that I will "lurk in Reception" to await important visitors.
- I tell Quite Senior Person that it is "boring" that he has to deal with a major incident.
I got short shrift for that one.
And it is no use clarifying what I mean after the words are out, because the damage has already been done.
So I am working on it.
I am trying to increase the speed of my speech by rapping along to "Guns and Ships", in the hope that my brain will learn to keep up.
I have myself in training, rehearsing appropriate responses to workplace scenarios.
Which is fine until I get caught off guard and offer to teach a VIP how to knit.