I’m pretty good about rolling with the punches, and I’ve had my share of mistakes at work. But this was different. Worse.
After landing in LaGuardia, I checked my email messages as we prepared to de-board the plane. A note from a good friend inquired, “How was that conference you spoke at today?”
“No, the conference is tomorrow.” I typed back. “I’ve just landed in New York.”
My friend responded back right away. “Um, you might want to check the brochure, because I think it was today.”
Beads of sweat started rolling down my forehead as I headed to baggage claim, rummaging through my briefcase for the conference material – the same conference that was advertising Yours Truly as a key speaker. I finally found it and stopped short, looking at the date in disbelief. “No. No! NO! This can’t be right!” My heart dropped into my shoes. I had missed the conference by a day.
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