Joe Fox: It wasn't... personal.
Kathleen Kelly: What is that supposed to mean? I am so sick of that. All that means is that it wasn't personal to you. But it was personal to me. It's personal to a lot of people. And what's so wrong with being personal, anyway?
Joe Fox: Uh, nothing.
Kathleen Kelly: Whatever else anything is, it ought to begin by being personal.
This was my day... only Joe Fox was a group of men, none of whom turned out to be charming... and I was Kathleen Kelly wondering if I said the right things. Why is it that when women are opinionated, strong, and focused they immediately feel bad and wonder if they were rude? Men never wonder this. Maybe it's just me? Oh the joys of the workplace...