Yesterday Elsa sent around a copy of the new agenda format for newspaper ads. The writing is horribly archaic, entirely in the passive voice, and excessively wordy. It is hard to understand it. I wrote back with a few words on the subject, then said "there. that's all. I'm done." But of course all was not done. Others in the dept. agreed with me and now there's a move afoot to change the language.
I don't mind the move, but I am worried that I come across as a scathing critic of a lot of what our city clerk does, and that this may not buy me the attention I need when I need it. I recognize the need to keep things smooth, unruffled, and this has become a little hot, this topic. On top of an argument I had with the city clerk on "consent agendas".
I am not keeping to the "right way" at times. That is, seeing people's words as either "please" or "thank you". And responding in kind. That is, kindly.