Why is it, that when my superior (my boss, my manager) asks I meet with her I feel such a huge lump growing in my throat and a cold sensation becoming larger and larger throughout my entire body? I presume it is normal to have general anxiety when one is not prepared for a meeting, but I am prepared. Or I think I am. And I know I am not going to lose my job or not have a good response to a question. I just get this feeling and go into the meeting, and talk too quickly, and ramble on, and don't ask enough questions of her, and when I do, they come out in a jumble, and when I stop speaking, she is just shaking her head in agreement and yet, I have no recollection of what I have just said?
Can you tell me, oh wise friend, why is this so? I know my stuff, I have worked here 5 years (an eternity for some but for me, a pleasure at most times) but yet...I am a simple basket case when asked to draw up my chair to her desk. Alas, best to it.
Fingers and all crossed.