Friday, August 08, 2014

I Do This Thing...

...that I never really considered before, but have recently been asked about. Several times. So it got me thinking about it.

If I see a potential issue or problem on the horizon, I mention it to anyone else who might be involved. I'm not creating the issue. I'm not accusing anyone of anything. I'm not making an excuse. I'm not even looking for a solution in the moment. I'm saying "I see this as a potential thing, so if it comes to fruition, let's not be blindsided by it,and if we can avoid it, lets do that!"

Too often, I found myself saying "damn, I was afraid this might happen..." and the people around me were, justifiably, upset that I hadn't said anything. Hadn't given us a chance to avoid it. So, now I do.

I've done this thing for years and years. Only in the last two months, or so, about 3, maybe 4 times, I have had the person I'm speaking to ask why I would even bring it up yet. Well...because it might happen, and it's either easily avoidable, or at least something we can kinda sorta expect. Each time, it was a different person, different gender, different situation. So, I don't know if doing this is uniquely Pobble, if it's gender based, if it's part of being a Type A planner... I don't know.

I'm intrigued that after years of no one commenting one way or another, it's been noted upon a handful of times now.

Those are (terribly uninteresting) Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


Sean said...

I used to do that a lot more than I do now. Then people kept getting on my case for being too negative and I just kept it to myself.