It was fine. I said it to be encouraging, but it is a reminder of how subjective evaluation is, ‘It was supposed to be more than fine!’
From the Blog on words
Why do recruiters talk about ‘serving’ when recruiting for a charity job but not for other jobs? It can be a very loaded term.
Words give us space to work, to create the change we need/want, they give us ‘cover’. But they are rarely the end in themselves, rather, they are a means.