A few weeks ago, the people who run Active Minds, a company I work for occasionally that puts on seminars for senior citizens, asked me to write a curriculum about the financial meltdown. Without thinking much, I did what I usually do when someone offers me money to do something, and said "yes".
This would be for a program that lasts 1 hour, including introductions and questions. That means I need to fit the whole mess into about 50 minutes. Shortly after hanging up the phone, it struck me....how the hell am I going to squeeze this mess into 50 minutes? And it keeps getting bigger each day as I write it.
And I wasn't even drunk!