However, upon reading her program notes, it was nothing so devastating; it was in fact, a kind of existential dilemma comparable to contemplating one's navel
. For this, I had little patience to endure the unattractive sounds emanating from the stage, especially the excruciating noise of out-of-tune strings, as if it were a rehearsal in which the scores were inadvertently upside down.
In this environment, the notion of strategy became synonymous with contemplating one's navel
, and marketing came to mean chasing new business that the foundry didn't need anyway.