Yes, I survived! I made it through a long day of meetings and a mouth full of ulcers with the help of 2 painkillers, 3 cups of coffee and a cup of tea.
Then again, I can't help but feel so old. When we were treating our important customers to lunch at a posh restaurant today, one of the guys' eyes suddenly lighted up. I turned around and saw a bevy of gorgeous ladies waving as they walked towards us. I counted 5 young ladies togged in body hugging designer clothes, flashing their beautiful smiles as they sashayed over.
As it turns out, they're our competitors in the same industry. They stopped by to say hello to our guests (who are also their customers) and moved on to their own table for lunch. I turned to my colleague (an industry veteran) and whispered, "Look at them! We've got to inject some new blood into our team!"
Seriously, our combined age is equivalent to the 5 young women added together. Lately, I'm almost convinced we're in a sunset industry but the sun seems to be shining brightly elsewhere. I hate to admit it but like a breath of fresh air, they make the future look so promising.
At the risk of sounding like a grumpy old lady, I actually sat through several meetings without dozing off except for the one right after lunch where I fought to stay awake. Anyway, the day's over and I'm a day older. Tomorrow is another new day. I pray that we don't run into another bunch of sweet young things again.