This piece is going out to all co-workers, bosses and of course, those around me. As much as we love to give our 100% every single day, it is just not possible. We can try out best to push our limits and be giving our best performance but there are days (not many) that you are lacking concentration, your temper is spiking high and you feel totally and utterly drained.

Not because of you Netflix until wee hours last night. Sometimes, our body is telling us by giving signs that we need a break. A rest to rejuvenate your mind and soul so that you can battle once more. Maybe that’s why a holiday is also known as retreat or getaway.


So pardon me

If I seem to be far away, gazing somewhere peaceful when you are talking. Not because your conversation is uninteresting but because I woke up five times during the night by my wailing baby.


So pardon me

If I look irritated when you call upon me at my desk, not because I don’t want to help you or chat with you. But because I am rushing out a deadline and my concentration is waning right now. I just need to plough through this before I get back to you.


So pardon me

If I need to rush home after work, not because I don’t want to stay a little longer and hang around at the pantry with you guys, gossiping the latest affair of our boss’s newest girlfriend. But because my bed is beckoning me and I really want this day to be over.


So pardon me

If I make any silly or careless mistakes because I’m overwhelmed with things on my mind. People do make mistakes from time to time. I’m not perfect and neither are you.


So pardon me

If I shut down and try to avoid you for the rest of my day. I just cannot deal with another problem to troubleshoot when I have so much on my hands.


So pardon me

If I take time off to sort out my head and rest my body to avoid a meltdown in front of you. I am not a robot and I can be overwhelmed and bursting at my seams at the amount of work and deadlines to fulfill.

A promise

I will, however, pull through from this day and emerge a much stronger person tomorrow. I will give twice as much and fill in all those gaps that I missed out yesterday. I will work twice as hard to make up for my silly mistakes. I will remember your understanding and leeway you have given me because you know you will slip up one day too and will look for empathy from me.

Have you been this way before? Overwhelmed and underperforming? Please do share with us so that we know we are not alone in this.

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13 replies on “Pardon Me….

  1. Not all fingers in our hands are the same size!
    We must understand this very clearly, not just about our own self, but also about also the people we deal with. Either in personal or work life.
    A wonderful post this is, Kally 🙂

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  2. Thank you for sharing!… Sometimes one applies pressure to oneself in order to achieve their goals, forgetting to live life, stop and smell the roses… 🙂

    “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better
    to paint a picture, or write a letter,
    bake a cake, or plant a seed.
    Ponder the difference between want and need.

    Dust if you must, but there is not much time,
    with rivers to swim and mountains to climb!
    Music to hear, and books to read,
    friends to cherish and life to lead.

    Dust if you must, but the world’s out there
    with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair,
    a flutter of snow, a shower of rain,
    this day will not come round again.

    Dust if you must, but bear in mind,
    old age will come and it’s not kind.
    And when you go, and go you must,
    you, yourself, will make more dust!

    (Rose Milligan)

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  3. The reality that as a norm we are unable to give the 100%every day, is not an excuse to not give the best, the most that circumstances permit

    Accepting any job is moral commitment to give no less than all you are able to do considering the circumstances

    God bless

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