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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

A few fridays ago we had a brainstorm about a project. We decided we would meet again two Mondays away (can't remember how long ago exactly but it was in Sept sometime).

So the Friday before that meeting, we had a meeting to plan for the meeting.

We had the meeting.

Flashforward we had a meeting last Friday to plan for a call yesterday. That call was pushed back until today. So we had a meeting to plan for today's meeting.

Today we will have a meeting to plan for our phone call.

This is not a business-redefining project. We already meet too much as it is, and this is becoming absurd.

Just reading this makes me hibbely-jibbely. I enjoy meeting with clients but almost all other meetings are a waste of time.
post #84947 of 85782
I have a direct report that would honestly have meetings about meetings if I allowed him.


Who was it that used to get so upset at the term "direct report?" Was it Hey Man?
post #84948 of 85782
I was actually complaining to my boss that we don't have enough meetings. I barely know what any of my coworkers are doing. Some groups meet every week or two, we haven't had a meeting in two years.
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I think its common for orgs to mistake meetings for working when that's rarely the case.
post #84950 of 85782
1.5 Euros just to pee in Venice. Seems like a bad idea when your whole city is built around water, but whatever floats your gondola, I guess.
post #84951 of 85782

The first time I encountered public restrooms that you had to pay for I was mystified by the concept and that it was being presented to me in a language I don't know. 


Very unsettling. 

post #84952 of 85782

For years we built these huge projects during the course of which we would have 3 or 4 job wide coordination meetings and then around the mid 80s this meeting culture arose from the depths and eventually you couldn't build a two hole shithouse without 3-4 meetings a week for manpower scheduling ,conflict resolution, architectural adjustments blah, blah,blah . The only people who had anything to say were the event coordinators but eventually the younger guys fell into line and now you have this whole big group who just talks about the job while everyone else just goes about the business of building the damn thing just like we always did

post #84953 of 85782
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post

A few fridays ago we had a brainstorm about a project. We decided we would meet again two Mondays away (can't remember how long ago exactly but it was in Sept sometime).

So the Friday before that meeting, we had a meeting to plan for the meeting.

We had the meeting.

Flashforward we had a meeting last Friday to plan for a call yesterday. That call was pushed back until today. So we had a meeting to plan for today's meeting.

Today we will have a meeting to plan for our phone call.

This is not a business-redefining project. We already meet too much as it is, and this is becoming absurd.

Maybe if you would fill out your TPS reports correctly you wouldn't need so many meetings.

post #84954 of 85782
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Maybe if you would fill out your TPS reports correctly you wouldn't need so many meetings.

And the WENUS.
post #84955 of 85782
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Maybe if you would fill out your TPS reports correctly you wouldn't need so many meetings.

So good news! On a totally unrelated development my team will now have one meeting a week instead of two which is fine for all we need to do (I am big fan of fewer meetings rather than more).

And the above was a one-off project that in the end will not pan out.
post #84956 of 85782

I just had one of those "oh shit" moments literally.  Thought I would need to call a colon doctor.  Then I remembered I had beets last night at dinner.  :blush:

post #84957 of 85782
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I just had one of those "oh shit" moments literally.  Thought I would need to call a colon doctor.  Then I remembered I had beets last night at dinner.  blush.gif

Ooooo! When I take a leak after eating beets! That moment of pure terror and then remembering past diets is the greatest roller coaster of emotion ever. (Terror and oh-shit-oh-shit to my pee is funny lol)
post #84958 of 85782

I had a friend way back who got sick after being drunk on slo gin. He was hollering about going to the hospital until we reminded him what he had been drinking

post #84959 of 85782
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post
 

I just had one of those "oh shit" moments literally.  Thought I would need to call a colon doctor.  Then I remembered I had beets last night at dinner.  :blush:


Blood in your stools is black and tarry looking. If its red you prolly gots the piles

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I had a friend way back who got sick after being drunk on slo gin. He was hollering about going to the hospital until we reminded him what he had been drinking

Who just sits down and drinks sloe gin? That stuff is crazy sweet on its own, pretty low proof too.
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