So, my company sends me out of town for a week-long training session (which, though intense, is vastly less horrific than the last educational opportunity I was “honored” to be invited to). One part of the training is a business simulation exercise. They break us up into groups in assigned rooms to input our “business” data.
And we sort of chuckle, but keeping in mind that the teams have anywhere from 4 (like my team) to 6 (like the team we’re eating dinner with) people, I just raise my eyebrows in mock surprise and disbelief, and ask wryly,
All of us?
And we all laugh, but without missing a beat, a guy on the other team, across the table from me, says to nobody and everybody…
In this simulation… you be the CEO, and I’ll sleep my way to the top.
10 people around a table laugh so hard that it’s a spectacle in the restaurant. I laughed so hard that I cried.