Friday, 17 September 2010


Back in May a WI got in touch with the company I work for and asked whether there were any female coach drivers and whether one of them would like to give a talk to the WI. The WI is located about an hour and a half away from me, but the company contacted me anyway. Because even though there were several departments closer, I was the only proper coach driver. I do all the jobs they shove my way really.

Well, I got in touch with the WI and after a bit of toing and froing I agreed to give them a talk about what it's like to be a woman in a man's job. Yesterday morning I was furiously writing my speech out inbetween driving from school to the gymnastics hall and back and forth and back and... you get the idea. After I finished doing that, I drove back to the lot, got the car, drove home, had a quick peanut butter sandwich and some strawberries and made my way to the WI.

The talk went great. I didn't look at my notes once ànd didn't forget anything either (yippie). The group was attentive and laughed at my jokes and mistakes, although one lady in the front seemed to be asleep throughout. They asked questions at the end and seemed to be really interested. It was a good thing I don't get too nervous talking in front of a group anymore. The Club Med training (in front of 200 people minimum) certainly worked well.

I might give a short recap soon about exactly what I told, including most of the Annie Dotes, but right now I am way too tired.


  1. I'm glad the speech went well. Hope to see the recap (with Annie Dotes) soon.

    An Arkies Musings

  2. I don't think I could do that. Good for you, so happy that it went so well.

  3. Good for you!! I can't speak in public any more, my tongue trips all over itself and I forget half the words. My face turns bright red and I perspire (I remember your blog about the pig)!!
    Congratulations on a job well done. Looking forward to your Annie Dotes!!
    -- K

  4. I am very proud of you!
    I hope you are proud of yourself.

  5. I'd love to hear your speech in person! Did anyone have a video camera handy? You could post your first vlog!

  6. Sounds great and I have no doubt about how you did it. I think you are very good at speaking in public and telling all kinds of different stories about your job. It must have been very entertaining. But. What's a WI?

  7. I expect to hear the full speech tomorrow, during the pruning and sawing and hacking and weeding. I'm sure it will be entertaining and I will probably not fall asleep.


  8. Yes - it is good when people laugh at jokes! Always a good sign I think! lol!

    ABC Team

  9. I thought you were playing WII at first. But your speech went well, so Wheeee!


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