Thursday, March 30, 2006

      ( 9:03 AM ) teahouse
Do What Ya Gotta Do

One of my coworkers, M, is also a student at my tae kwon do school.

She's older than I am - she just turned 50. She's also ahead of me, since she's been doing tae kwon do for almost a year already.

So she's getting ready to take a belt test to get her green belt. I'm still a white belt, since I just started.

She told me the other day how nervous she was about her belt test. I told her I'd go and watch, and cheer her on.

"You won't boo me, will you?" she asked.

"Of course not!" I said. "There are 2 reasons. FIRST, you're going to do great, so there will be no reason to boo you ....

...and SECOND, uh, you're a partner at my firm. I'm an associate. I'm not going to boo you. I'm not stupid!"

Luckily, she laughed.



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