Awww we’ve been making mistakes ClareBear and I. Some of my most famous relate to my ‘lack of attention to detail’ and my daughter has inherited the same defect. So we are two square pegs in decidedly round holes at the moment on the work front.
So far this past couple of months I have managed to:
- Lose a client’s Issuer Sponsored Share Certificates
- Lose the Water Board’s offer to buy the creek
- Provide unsolicited and illegal advice to a client by telling them that they’ll pay fewer fees if they consolidate their super funds (for fucks sake it’s not rocket science . . . since when did common sense comprise financial advice)
- Sat on another bunch of share transfers that should have been processed by 30 June
- Completely forgotten where I’ve put my packing tape and spoon rest and it’s really annoying me (actually the packing tape turned up in the fridge)
- Let my pool go green
No worries, you say . . nobody has died, suffered or even been inconvenienced by my little faux pas but it gets to ME . . . it makes me look and feel like an idiot
Mind you some of my best mistakes include:
- My career choices – all of them!
- Starting smoking
- Rejecting the idea of having a romantic relationship when my kids were young
- Installing cheap fly screens
- Volunteering to be the pool cleaner and garden maintenance slut
- Ikea furniture
- Giving BabyBro the opportunity to ‘buy in’. Now I’ll never get him out!
- Buying horses at 35 years of age
- Gaining weight
- Not going to
when I was so, so, so, close Paris
- Sending a berating email to someone ‘about’ them
- Not hugging my mum and dad enough
I’m sure there are many many more but yours would be more interesting so spill!
However, all my mistakes are countered by one thing I did very, very right:
Child rearing . . and even one of them was a happy mistake . . .I can’t complain . . they turned out not to crispy and not to soft, not too crunchy and not too gooey, not too prickly and not too smooth but just right!
Anyway, my point is that people need to be allowed to make mistakes and learn by them. Making the same mistake twice is a bit ditzy but c’mon . . .to err is human
So you patronising perfectionists who think you’re so shit hot! I am creating a dossier on you all. Next time you make a mistake, I’ll make a big deal, I’ll jump up and down and point at you in front of everyone and pull my best “I told you so nar nar na-nar nar” face. I’ll bring it up in conversations for the next 100 years so you know that I haven’t forgotten your mistake and rub your proverbial nose in it at every opportunity. I’ll call a meeting and highlight it in front of those you used to respect and I’ll put an indelible note in your HR file!
Actually I won’t.
I’m very forgiving. Mistakes are marvellous and unless we keep making them, discovery is impossible.