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Overcoming a Toothy Situation
This week I had lunch with a client at a nice restaurant. The gentleman with whom I shared a repast is someone I've worked with for about two years now, and we have developed a friendly relationship. In addition to helping him with commercial title insurance, I usually meet him for a meal every couple of months. So, while we're not necessarily "buddies," we have more than a superficial association.
We had an amiable conversation, discussing business, the economy, the real estate market, kids, parenting, summer camps, etc. We enjoyed an excellent lunch, and left, shaking hands, on a pleasant note. Imagine my chagrin, then, when I got in my car, looked in my rear-view mirror, and realized I had visible chunks of macadamia-chicken tacos in my teeth!
I was so embarrassed! Did my client notice? If so, was he offended? I felt a bit deflated as I drove back to the office.
I tried not to obsess too much about it- after all, it was too late to do anything and, ultimately, it wasn't that big of a deal... It's something that happens to everyone once in a while. And yet, I suppose you could say the scenario stuck in my craw. Any of my close pals ... more
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