Friday, 3 June 2011
Thought for the Day: Don't Ask Permission Just Ask Forgiveness
But work is quiet this week - just me, Mr Metrosexual and Mrs Postman Pat, our super efficient support worker. Mr Metrosexual tentatively started the clear up process by getting rid of a couple of files. That was just the catalyst I needed to throw myself into one of my favourite tasks, wholesale decluttering! Twenty bin bags were filled with tons and tons of stuff. About 90% of old books, papers, cassette tapes, tatty files and other miscellaneous bits and bobs hit the skip.
Somehow I know that someday, someone will moan that something essential has gone missing, so after the clearout I was feeling a little guilty. But, then I spoke to a nurse colleague who works at another hospital and told her what I'd done. She came up with the seemingly old adage that I've used for today's title and told me that this stance can promote bravery.
It's clear that this approach could be sorely misused by the selfish, thoughtless or rude and shouldn't be adopted as a blanket philosophy on life. But it's certainly one to consider where there's an impasse, things are deteriorating and nobody is making a move to sort things out.