He Never Contributes to Meetings

This one really made me laugh. I was told that I don’t contribute at meetings and just sit there playing with my phone.

It’s important to understand that council runs on the principle of “majority rules”, which was pointed out to me at a workshop once when I was told, “majority rules, get over it!” And yet if I rejected everything I disagreed with, I would be known as the councillor who complains about everything.

The reality is, I often said my piece at workshops but whenever I knew what the outcome was going to be, I sometimes made the decision to not create more animosity by objecting.

We’ve all seen how that works out…

NEXT: The retirement village