The Parent Project: Becoming a Person who Cries

I am not good with tears. So it was particularly strange to suddenly become A Person Who Cries.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2010

I am not good with tears. I rarely cry and find other people crying very alarming. Especially at work. If anyone starts to well up in my office, my initial response is to ignore it completely. If that fails to stem the flow, I say ‘no’, gently but firmly. Failing that I panic and tell them to stop. This has a much higher success rate than you might imagine. On the occasion it fails, I propose we hold the meeting another time. My team does a collective impression of this whole routine, screaming with laughter at my inadequacy. [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE AND COMMENT]

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