There are certain phrases that have the ability to provoke a feeling of deep apprehension within me.
“We need to talk”, is one that stands out, for the very good reason that…..well…..I’m a man. Obviously.
“I think now is the appropriate time to tell you I haven’t always been a woman”, once gave me pause for thought.
But worst of all, the one that really fills me with a sense of impending dread and brings me out in a cold sweat:
“We’re going on a team building day”.
I remember the 1990s. Running round the woods. Firing paintballs at a load of ultra-competitive, overweight and unfit middle aged men you really didn’t like. Wishing they were real bullets.
But things have moved on; now I’m the unfit middle-aged man. Bugger.