I have a good work relationship with my former boss and who is now one of the influential person in higher management. Once I was in trouble at work when I was in another work location and he helped with his influence to get out of that trouble when I approached him.
Now after long time I have been came to the same work location and thought to formally met him. Since he is so busy i couldn't get his time to meet.
Now finally I got a chance to meet him. However I am again fall in trouble at work and in a needy situation. Definitely he is going to ask me about my situation at work when I met him. Definitely I can not hide those details. Even if I hide those some time later those can be revealed through some another channels.
Now if I speak about those troubles, he might think that I am meeting him when only I am in trouble and which is not correct as I am trying to meet him since from long time. How to maintain the situation healthy in such a way that he didn't get any unhealthy feeling and still maintain good work relationship.
If I delay the meeting I am not sure when I can get his time to meet.