We all go through times in life when all we want to do is scream, complain, and stomp our feet. Unfortunately, that usually isn’t the best way to get results. As people capable of using the big kid potty, there are usually chains of command to be followed, compromises to be made, and the need for maturity to be utilized. Not to say that there is never a time to stomp your feet. There is, but you need to know who to stomp at and make sure there isn’t another option that is less annoying to those in your immediate vicinity.
When I was on tour, there was a wardrobe mistress whom everyone loved. She was everyone’s show Mama and one of the most wonderful people you could ever meet. Not that she wouldn’t smack you upside the head if you deserved it. But it takes a bit to push her there. (more…)