Pressure rising, a wake-up call and my three angels
If there is a post I MUST write in this life-time for many managers out there, this is the one.
My secretary held her phone away from her ear. Manager X was screaming down at her. I went to his department to talk to him. He had history of hypertension on medications. The consequences could have been worse than what happened to a young me as I narrated to him.
Three timid-looking students came to me.
“Can we practice taking vital signs on you?”
“Yes, of course!”
Just then, another two students stood in front
to report that they were not ready to present a role-play
which was assigned the day before.
I felt my face getting warmer, and
my pressure rising…
” When I come up to class, you shall present!
You have another 30 minutes,” looking at my watch. They ran up to prepare. (The whole night, they couldn’t think of how to do the skit. Ironically, in 30 minutes they could!)
“Alright, come, girls!”
I rolled up my sleeve for the girls in waiting.
The first girl took my blood pressure twice.
She whispered to her colleagues.
The other two took turns to take my blood pressure.
“Are you sure? My normal readings are around 110/60mmHg!”
I took over the stethoscope, “OK, pump!”
Looking worried now… they were right.
(Both my mother and my maternal grandmother
had hypertension and stroke!)
It was a wake-up call for me…a turning point!
A few months later, a colleague lecturer commented,
“I notice nowadays, you are very calm. I seldom see you getting angry!
You are like…a 360 degree change!”
Three decades on, my blood pressure is still within normal range.
Thanks to those three angels!
Whenever I meet someone losing his ‘cool’,
I will tell him that the one(s) he is angry at,
will not come to change his pampers or feed him
-Chen S. P. @TPTan-
A lot of people in my family have high blood pressure. Dre told me I better start hitting the gym…so I took his advice. – Warren G.
Reaction about pressure: The harder one throws a ball, the harder it will bounce back.’. – Chen S.P.