There are times when the best thing to do is, to quote Monty Python, “Run away! Run away!”
Imagine how history would have unfolded if George Armstrong Custer had decided that maybe this wasn’t the day to make a stand at the Little Bighorn. He might have lived out his days in his household rather than becoming a household name.
Here are some signs that a retreat is in order.
Your boss says, “The company is doing great! We’re financially sound. By the way, does everyone understand the benefits of public transportation and the healthcare exchanges?”
Your daughter walks out of the bathroom with a deer-in-the-headlight expression holding a small plastic wand and says, “Guess what?”
You stop by the auto shop to get the estimate for repairs on your car and hear the mechanic on the phone, saying, “Don’t worry, I figured out how we can send Junior to college without a student loan.”
Your mother calls you by your complete first, middle and last name, followed by a pause.