I attended my second meeting this morning and up to a point it went very well. I managed to conduct myself with decorum and even contributed some fairly helpful ideas.
However, once the meeting closed I was aware that I needed to get back to my day job pretty sharpish. I route marched to the underground and decided to run down the escalator to get to the tube platform. This is where things took a turn for the worse. There was a fairly strong wind blowing - I was wearing a skirt - and thus my Marilyn Monroe impression began. My skirt blew up around my ears revealing my underwear to some rather surprised French students, an ageing businessman and a couple of workmen. I had no hands available to push it down with as I was carrying a couple of bags, so I decided the best thing to do was to just keep going and get to the bottom of the escalator as quickly as possible (still showing everyone my (luckily fairly new) underwear). At the bottom I smoothed my skirt down, generously acknowledged the staring/smirking public and went on my way.
I've not been put off being a trustee yet but I have to say I'm looking to the next meeting with a bit more trepidation! I'll also be wearing trousers.