I was the first to arrive this morning, even though it was a noon day. The kitchen was empty and I was just folding towels when Chef came in.
“You’ve been doing a really good job lately. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve been extra hard on you these past few days.”
I chuckled. “Yes Chef, I noticed.”
“Well I want you to know that it’s because I think you have a lot of potential. I don’t want you to think I’m just picking on you.”
I was dumbfounded. I couldn’t think of anything to say other than “Thank you” and a wave of relief washed over me. It wasn’t all in my head but it wasn’t antagonistic either. Maybe I really can do this!
What did I say? Today is already shaping out to be the best day this week!