- I sent the following message to a variety of people:
- I followed up with this eMail:
I’m sorry to intrude. You’re trying to keep the function of an entire hospital system from breaking down. What makes me think ****www.mlberg.spaces.live.com***** has a bigger role?
Here is the best analogy I can make: I went to work the day after I proposed to Linda and hovered about 3 feet above the floor. Apparently I “skipped” from the front door to my desk. John was the only other worker present and he noticed my behavior. Later that day (after the room filled with employees) he called me “Zippy” and he proceeded to explain his comment to inquiring minds. I asked him privately to never call me that again. I thought it was a done-deal. Six months later I was married, Linda called and he answered the phone. (We had the “John intercom” system back then.) John announced “Dan, its Mrs. Zippy.”
We hired another guy and I mentored him on the job. John called Mark “Little Zippy” every time he saw him.
The worst/best of it was whenever Mark’s wife called. John picked up the phone and declared “Little Mrs. Zippy.”
Some 26 years ago the most gleeful moment in my life was squelched by ridicule. I became insensitive to criticism. I put my career first and never skipped again. I lost touch with my identity as a joy-filled, happy person. I guess I’m not the only guy whose priorities are out of whack.
Please take a look at the ITN files and consider adding a pilot program. I’m wrapping things up and moving on. The Master Navigation Map might help some (I can forward an explanation if it will clarify things). I have nothing else to recommend.
I received this in reply:
- My last eMail:
I am not immune to sacrifice. I am also Linda’s provider and caregiver. Two things need to happen. First you need to ask "Is what we’ve presently got in place working? Why or why not?" The second is we need this to be more life-giving.