The hunched position, the legs crossed, the suit, the nice make-up. The push back question: in what sense? That's me in a meeting that I didn't prepare for...ouch.
I don't know what the hell the Bush Doctrine is either, but I know that it must be evil because it has Bush and Doctrine in it.
I remember when I would be getting ready for a tough conversation at work and would call my brother Tom for help. "Always return a question with a question," he would say and I would be completely flummuxed. Like how? Or I could do it once, sit back and relax and they would come at me again.
"Where is the money that was here a minute ago?"
"Why would you ask that?"
"Because I want to know."
"Oh, well, uh, there are forces out there, forces that are hellbent on stealing the very same money that you are asking me about! And it's my job to protect that money! Is that the money over there?"
"Over there," and I beat it the hell out of there.