Rather than looking at the issue of taking the biscuit from a negative perspective, let’s consider briefly how we could choose the proverbial biscuit from a position of gratitude.
As a way of making someone happy, we can go about taking the biscuit in a harmonious manner. Bearing the considerations of others in mind is certainly a heartfelt gesture on our part, and one expressing appreciation for the presence of those within our circle of influence and the like.
Taking the biscuit to not hurt the feelings of another person is, likewise, a way of being open to those around us. We all have preferences to impact on the eventual choice as we go about taking the biscuit, yet these need not be allowed to ride roughshod over anyone else, nor indeed our values.
‘Jammy dodger’ is not a title likely to be welcomed by us or others, unless any of us are actually biscuits… Putting aside the cookie jar, ‘taking the biscuit‘ is, of course, an expression commonly used to refer to someone doing something possibly unexpected or maybe out of character.
Have I been taking the biscuit to put forward these ideas today? Hopefully not. For now, in any case, let me just thank you for connecting here to read this ‘Taking the biscuit‘ post.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).