Hubris gets a much-needed takedown

ME (rather dramatically explaining my urgent need to get better organized and improve my project planning/documentation processes in light of exploding workload from -YaY!- lots of new agency business): “If I suddenly dropped dead tomorrow, I’m afraid no one would know where to pick up my projects where I left off ,or figure what needs to be done next with the stuff I am working on !!!”

LONG PAUSE as I await expected empathetic response to my obviously important declaration…..

Wise elder statesman co-worker, calmly and matter of factly: “Katie, you would be DEAD. This would no longer be your problem. And in case no one has ever explained this to you, you can no longer be a CONTROL FREAK after death.

(Have I mentioned that I love, absolutely love this particular coworker?)