I don't know about you, but there's something unnerving about being described as "experienced."
Maybe I should just relax and accept it as a genuine compliment, a heartfelt tribute to my long and valued service in the trenches. That would probably be the most gracious attitude to take.
Yet to paraphrase Saint Paul, it takes a sinner to know a sinner. They may say "experienced," but what I hear is "known to make the same mistake more than once."
Now before you get too smug, I can't be the only "experienced" veteran in the room. Farmers and ranchers are famous ...