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Friday, December 11, 2009

You commence with the usual five-finger exercises

It's reassuring to know it isn't just us. At least, I think it's reassuring. Alternatively, I may just be huddled in a corner mewing piteously.

A colleague in another section of the council had been instructed to attend a meeting today. He was told that it was A Very Important Meeting. And that he should Prepare For The Meeting Beforehand.

"It is about departmental matters,"

he was told. Which was good as he might have gone along thinking it was going to be about astronomy or something.

Seeing as it was going to be A Very Important Meeting, and that he should Prepare For The Meeting Beforehand, he asked for the agenda so that he could prepare for it.

"We have all been on a management leadership course and haven't had time to prepare an agenda."

There were twenty PowerPoint presentations.


Madame DeFarge said...

And did they each have a thousand words on them? that's the usual thing at our place. No word documents, just endless power points.

Kevin Musgrove said...

with each line of rubbish winging in from a different direction and utterly illegible because of the clutter in the background

Unknown said...

strategic (projector) bulb-blowing can lead to some enlightening meetings :-)

The Topiary Cow said...

Ha ha, that happens to me all the time, expecting a meeting on astronomy and instead ending up with...another powerpoint on budgets or something.

BTW, Cow highly recommends "Couple's Retreat" for some powerpoint humor.


Kevin Musgrove said...

Wendy: do you put them under the chair or the table?

Ms. Cow: excellent suggestion!