Less than 100 percent

I read an article on ESPN recently where another pro golfer thought that Tiger Woods was going to have an awesome year this year because of how good his bad shots were looking. If his bad shots are not too bad, then his good shots must be amazing.

It made me think about my “bad shots” … namely, those days where I don’t feel 100% and things just aren’t clicking. Those days I miss the important email or forget to prepare for the important meeting the next day. How good am I on my bad days?

Last night, my 8-year-old son Gus went on the “puke every hour” plan and all three of us didn’t get much sleep. (He was remarkably cheerful, which made me really proud, and he seems to be on the mend. Should be fine tomorrow. On a related note, at what age do humans learn the relative importance of making it to the toilet for vomiting? I did SIX loads of laundry today to clean up the mess – definitely worth thinking about the next time you buy multi-colored bedding for a kid.)

Needless to say, I was not at 100% today. Took half a sick day in fact, because I was so unproductive. That said, it was a pleasant day keeping Gus’s spirits up, eating Jello, and eventually watching Airplane as a family. So while this “bad day” wasn’t productive, at least it was pleasant, all things considered.

How good are your bad shots these days?

2 thoughts on “Less than 100 percent

  1. Francesca Amari Sajtar

    Interesting read, as always. Hope Gus is better! My “sick” days usually start off as physically being sick, but in the end, I realize I needed a mental health day. They are always highly unproductive and I feel guilt…but I think my body needs the down time. AND my mind! Hope you’re all recovered from that bumpy night!

    1. Patrick Foley Post author

      I was thinking about you after I wrote this, Francesca – you have to SING on some of your bad days! I can’t imagine how hard that is to sing when you’re sick. Yuck.

      Saw that you were sick too – get better quickly 🙂


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