There seems to be only one temperature in our office. Way too hot. That is, unless we turn the heat off. Then it can get too cold. All of which leaves me with a challenge every morning as to whether or not long underwear is in the forecast.
This morning the hot/cold issues were made worse by it being a USFOR-A update morning. Obviously, it is important for GOs to get updated by their staff. It is important that we have someone sitting in on the VTC. I can’t even argue with the fact that Clinical Operations should have someone sitting there “in case a question arises.” That is just the reality of briefings.
Unfortunately this morning some of the briefers were worse than awful. Horrible, meandering and wasting everyone’s time. The Ops guy and I that were monitoring the meeting watched the clock crawl minute by minute through almost two hours before it was our turn. Our turn, of course was Chris giving a less 35 second update after which we painfully endured the rest of the conference.
Which left me bored during most of the meeting. Once I had finished re-writing my to-do list a couple of times, and reading the paperback I brought along under the table, and drinking my soda and my coffee and talking about retirement ….. Can you tell I have little patience?
Reality is that large organizations have meetings, updates, briefings and conferences. They suck out a lot of time and energy. On the other hand – it is a way to get people across the entire theater the same information at the same time.
Meanwhile, it has gotten cold in here. I need to find my gloves.
I did send you once the poem I wrote during such a meeting at Ft Lee?
Based upon Poe’s The Raven.
I wrote it completely within the 2 hours plus of the meeting.
Let me know if you have never seen it.
Have you thought about writing limericks?
Yep, bored was right. 🙂
Too bad you can’t knit. You could probably make a beanie and keep a soldier’s head warm for months fromthat meeting!
Someone I met asked me if you still KNITTED during staff meetings…maybe you should keep a small project at work for times like these! Sorry to see nothing has changed there…
Fortunately, at my next meeting, they serve lunch.
Death by PowerPoint is apparently still alive and well