When I looked at the label of my new calendar, which cost $2, I started laughing. My new calendar is “elephant free.”
I’m sure that “elephant free” means that any meetings I schedule will be free of the uncomfortable issues that often sit in the middle of the conference table. I’m sure that means that in all of my conversations there won’t be any points at which I am unwilling to apologize, unwilling to acknowledge that I’ve fallen short. I’m sure that means that I will show up on time, so that no one has to ask where I’ve been. I’m sure that means that I will remember birthdays and anniversaries so that I won’t realize two days later, “Oh no!”
It seems, however, that because I got it so cheap, it doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to.
Apparently I have to do something to make the elephants go away.