I hired a new assistant a few months ago. In nearly all respects, she has made my life significantly better. I really couldn't ask for a better assistant. Except in this one area. She loves talking about babies. She has a new granddaughter, so it is natural that she would gush all over her and fill her desk with baby pictures.
And then yesterday I was sick and of course emailed her that I won't be in and to take care of a few things while I was gone. Today I was back at work and she told me how worried she was about me. I said it seemed to be a 24 hour bug and was feeling better today. She replied that she was hoping I had the 9 month flu. Suddenly I felt like I was punched in the gut again.
5 months ago