Manager: "The next area for improvement is self-confidence."Today's most brilliant thing ever: The Valorous Vampire, by Gwyneth Rhys. Go. Read. Now. I make a mental note to myself to send feedback later.
Me: "Uh...is that a core competency?"
Manager: "Well, no, but I added some other stuff in. [blah blah blah praisecakes] ...and your co-workers think you're great, so you should bask!"
Me, (with fixed smile of agitation): "Action item: bask! Ha ha ha ha!"
And now I desperately need to shove a muffin at my face and down it with coffee.