1. When he gives a speech it reminds me of my first day as Customer Service Manager at Nordstrom.
  2. I called a meeting on a Sunday morning before the store opened and required my whole department to be there.
  3. I got deathly ill the night before and took NyQuil in a panic kind of late. It was really really hard to wake up. So I took DayQuil like 4 hrs later and drove to work to my meeting.
  4. I don't actually remember driving to work.
  5. I don't remember what I said during the meeting. What happened? I don't know.
  6. I DO remember my colleague laughing uncontrollably about how large my pupils were. And a friend in HR unofficially sending me home.
  7. And it took like 2 weeks for any of my employees to respond to anything I said without a glossy blank stare.
  8. I must have made a very good impression. I must have looked like the capable and well spoken professional that I molded myself into to get the job in the first place.
  9. In fact, I scared and confused everyone so much, I never did win everyone back. Luckily,high turnover in retail.
  10. Anyway.
  11. When he talks, I imagine the reaction to anything he says is much like that meeting.