Thursday, July 24, 2008

I had hoped to post earlier....

however, best laid plans...

I've just been on a 80 minute teleconference (and I hung up early). For some reason the brilliant person scheduling the conference thought the conference times would be best at either 8 am or 6 pm (I am not usually at work either time). Being SO NOT a morning person, the 8 am was out of the question...so here I am now at 7:15 finishing my work day...Urghh! Just chalk it up to one of those days.

I'm about to do an Andy Rooney here, but...Did you ever notice that there is always one (or if you're really lucky more than one- sarcasm intended) person in a meeting, on a teleconference, in a class, etc. that always seems to have something to add or share that is not really relevant or important to bring up at that particular time and place?! Well, I am not that person; I am the antithesis of that person. I am the one in the back corner of the room plotting my escape or surfing the web/writing emails/playing games/etc... Those people seem to be at every meeting I attend and it's like nails on a chalk board to me. I start out thinking positive, "hmmm, may be he/she/it has something to add that would be informative", but as time and questions and/or comments go on and on, I get a little more testy and violent in my thinking, "Oh WTF, I wish this guy/girl/thing would shut his/her/it's stupid mouth...*&^%%^&*UYT$R$##$%^&!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

So now, I am perturbed at the end of my day, my husband is semi-upset with me that I am not home yet and he is by himself with the kidlets after his long day at work, by the time I get home, the kids will be going to bed...Can you read between the lines?! I HATE meetings!!!!


I need a beer.................and may be stare at this guy for awhile............I'm starting to relax now....

7 comments:

Shannon said...

First to comment again? Go, me! :)

I'm grabbing a Rolling Rock tonight in your honor! Cheers!

Jill said...

In my previous life before kids, I was a corporate sales trainer for J&J pharmaceuticals. I had weekly conference calls - and I could not STAND them. Sadly, I had to run them - and I wanted to pull my hair out after every one of them.

Kelly said...

Go, Shannon, Go Shannon; it's your birthday...my first to comment, posting gal (I promise I am not drunk!). Cheers to you!

Jill, I feel for ya...You had that hated position on the call, the one trying to get SOMEONE to participate!! Right?, Am I right?!

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Sara said...

Ha Ha Ha- So funny, that beer and the guy calmed me down too!

Angie said...

I definitely don't miss conference calls and late night returns home. Enjoy that cold brew and the hot guy. Thanks for sharing!

Kat said...

Oh...and what about those people who ask inane questions - and if they had just listened in the first place...we might have finished the meeting a loooonnnngggg time ago.