I was in the same situation earlier this week when a thoughtful thirdlander signed up at morning meeting to talk about Navrati. "I invite all of you to join me in not reading books today because the goddess of learning needs to rest."
Everyone was quiet and finally I said, "You know what, Kiddo? I think the rest of us are going to continue with the reading."
I really felt a connection with President Obama. This was a tight spot to be in. I want to support, not thwart. My favorite President, like me, had to make some tough decisions on the fly.