LONDON — Yesterday was not the day that I was expecting. The phone didn’t ring. The email didn’t ping. The post bag was empty.
Yesterday was meant to be the first day of the recovery. After a long, long summer of holidays and work avoidance, while the stock markets climbed and climbed, we were meant to come back and get stuck in to digging out.
The phone was meant to ring.
Actually, I tell a lie. It did ring. Someone called to try to sell Paul a £12K sponsorship of an HR conference.
That’s not what we had in mind.
So, let’s not get too worked up about it. You’re allowed a day to catch up on email, and go from meeting to meeting.
But today’s the day, okay?