It is, frankly, a disappointment.
It does not create the Designer Interior ambience
that we aspire to here at ChezMagpie.
William A. Breakspeare (date unknown)
However, today is different
because MrsM has just been on
a Performance Management training course.
Maxfield Parrish (1912)
Can we have a private word please?
Jennie Harbour (1921)
Describe the Expected Standards
I want to talk to you
about the way that you made the bed this morning.
I am afraid that it did not meet
the minimum standard that has been agreed.
The pillows were not plumped,
the duvet was hanging off the bed
and the counterpane was unacceptedly wrinkled.
Well...I must admit that it wasn't my best effort
Warwick Goble (1913)
Determine the Cause
Do you need me to show you
how to make the bed again?
Do you have personal reasons
which prevent you from making the bed?
Do you understand why
we want the bed to look comfortable?
Errr...yes...I mean, no...
Edward Coley Burne-Jones
Develop an Emotional Contract
It is my job to manage this family
This issue threatens our success
I want to work with you to find a solution
W. Heath Robinson (1921)
MrsM loses the calm, authoritative tone.
Arthur Rackham (1916)
She may need to consult her notes.