Category: The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line: It’s just stuff

It’s just stuff, we say as we try and sort out our junk or garage during lockdown. Some of it is ‘special stuff’ – things that remind us of specific people or memories (I confess to a mug collection). But do we really feel empathy for those objects? Read the

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The Dotted Line: Doh!

Have you ever had one of those moments when you finally realise something that others have known for years? Like the arrow on your car’s petrol gauge that tells you which side the petrol cap is on? <Doh> Read the full edition here Unlike John Cleese pretending to fall asleep

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The Dotted Line: How would you feel?

A jaw-dropping birthday cake arrives at the table to gasps of appreciation. But the celebrant declines to share. How would you feel? Surprised? Disappointed? Hungry? Read the full edition here Do you love cakes more than contracts? This is one of the cakes that wasn’t eaten during the party 🙁 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VO1_z-cEaQ&ab_channel=SarahFox

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The Dotted Line: Where did it go?

“Stop SHOUTING!!” You overhear an adult yell at their kids, rolling your eyes at the irony. You conveniently forget the times you’ve told your kids to step away from their screens and read a book, despite spending all day on Zoom calls before slumping in front of the TV. Read

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The Dotted Line: I won’t waste your time

Ever wondered why my Dotted Lines are short? Because I think your time is important and I don’t want to waste it! Not everyone agrees… Read the full edition here If you think law is the worst offender, watch out for a corker of a tongue-twister from the US military:

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The Dotted Line: Shocking

Ever woken up from a faint or in a hotel bedroom and experienced the shock of not knowing where you were? You are puzzled and confused until your brain solves the riddle of where you are versus where you thought you were. Read the full edition here How can you avoid missing

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The Dotted Line: A life-changing experience

A holiday can be a life-changing experience – and two events this summer illustrate that being stubborn and ferociously independent are not the only ingredients for success. Occasionally, we all need some people who ‘have our back’. Read the full edition here Do you hold two inherently contradictory views –

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The Dotted Line: I’ve created a monster!

Sometimes even our good intentions get overtaken by bad experiences and we end up creating a monster, accidentally… Read the full edition here Do your contracts leave the other side delighted, slightly affronted or mistrustful? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXAlOrQ_f6I&feature=youtu.be

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The Dotted Line: What are you putting off?

Is there a project you are putting off? Decorating the house, tidying the garage, digging your garden or redesigning your contract process? Whatever it is, sometimes it’s hard to know just where to start… Read the full edition here Instead of just one small thing (like I suggested last time),

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The Dotted Line: What are you waiting for?

This week, statues have been torn down or removed as an expression of anger at their links to slavery and racism. Often after communities endured decades of frustrating debate. But what is it that you are waiting for? What contract issue do you want to change NOW? Read the full

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