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I have an Inner Critic who does not operate by Robert’s Rules of Order and conducts Interior Inner Board Meetings with a bullhorn. The quiet guy across the table, Sensible Compassionate Board Member’s protestations get lost in the mailstrom. That said, after delaying and dropping the ball for many years on a long-promised book editing project, featuring questions and answers culled from talks and interviews with an esteemed Buddhist teacher, I finally — finally! — sent the draft manuscript to him yesterday.
The bullhorn guy wants to continue his critique: ‘Geesh, about time. What the effing hell took you so long you...’ But compassionate board member is raising a hand to block the bullhorn.
“Cool,” he says. “Let’s wrap up the edit!”
Wanted to share in case anyone else has a guy with a bullhorn at their committee meetings.