Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Early

One day down, four more to go and it’s another early start today. Yesterday, despite not needing an early start, I seemed to be doing things ahead of time. Today, not so good... Yesterday afternoon I went to a meeting and we went through a document paragraph by paragraph and, believe me, there were a lot of paragraphs to go through. I am surprised I managed to stay awake until the end of the meeting. One of the chaps there really wanted a cup of coffee but there weren't any cups left by the time he arrived. His boss then left the meeting early so he took his bosses cup and poured himself a cup of coffee. I just found that quite odd. I think, however, much I wanted a drink - or how good my relationship was with my boss - that I wouldn't have chosen that option.

Anyway, yesterday I was talking to someone I do a lot of work with about how we could occupy some particularly irritating people we have a meeting with tomorrow. We are thinking of setting them a colouring in task. It would have nothing to do with our work, but it’s a great way to keep children occupied, so it might work equally well with them.

If modern living gets you down, then you might like to look at this site. You’ll either really be able to relate to it or end up totally scratching your head. I’m still trying to work out which side of the line I am on...

7 comments:

Kahless said...

Some meetings are like pulling teeth!

I went to that site; I was mesmerised and played around for a while, but I too am on the fence. It is clever though.

But Why? said...

Well, I took a look at the site, and conclude that I more closely relate to your documentation-purgatory-meeting.

I'm with you on the boss/mug thing. It's not the sort of behaviour to indulge in at the office. (And, come to think of it, some of my customer colleagues are so frequently off sick I'd not want to chance it, anyhow...)

Random Reflections said...

kahless - indeed they are and I had another one like that today.

An odd but mesmerising site...

but why? - the meeting was indeed like purgatory. I have another meeting tomorrow that I think will be even worse.

I don't think I have ever seen anyone else do that with a mug before. I don't think I will be taking up that habit myself in the near future. My colleagues seem to get lots of bugs too so best to avoid their germs.

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

I like colouring-in. Can I come to the meeting please ? I promise not to drink out of anybody else's cup.

Random Reflections said...

LKSN - Ah, but you would also have to procrastinate a lot and one day say that blue was your favouite colour crayon and then the next time you would have to insist it was red.

You can't have all the fun (and coffee) without the arguments.

Let's Kill Saturday Night said...

Spoilsport.

Random Reflections said...

LKSN - That's my nature! But you would have been so glad not to have been at that meeting.