A few years ago, I had just given a speech for a large corporation and was heading for the elevators when the company’s head of human resources accosted me. “Gail,” she said, “do you remember when we were having lunch earlier today, and you were looking at me so hard?”
“Uh, yeah,” I said.
“Well, I know you were thinking something was wrong with my makeup.”
“What?” I said. “No, I …”
“Yes, I know that’s what you were thinking. I mean, you used to work at a cosmetics...