There are few things I find more painful than responding to RFPs.
I’m sure writing them is difficult.
But answering them is deeply frustrating – it’s being forced to have a one-way conversation about something where you really need to have a chat, which is much more my natural style.
I remember once I turned up to a Government research establishment and was told “We can’t tell you what we do, or anything about how we work. In fact, the people in this room can’t tell you anything at all. So just tell us what you do, and show us your stuff”. Which was painful, but at least the audience gave some (non-verbal) feedback.
Guess I’d better get back to it – although I think my car might need washing, and there are some other chores to do. Or I might just poke myself with a sharp stick or something.