Today, at work, I came to the conclusion that I truly sincerely detest meetings. Truly.
I recently attended a meeting which I thought would last less than 30 minutes but ended up being 1.5 hours long. I was informed it would be a preliminary get-to-know-you meeting, outlining roles and responsibilities, nothing in-depth yet. It turned out to be a full-on brainstorming session. Preliminary, yeah, right.
I’ve attended meetings where everyone emerged crying except for The Boss, who came out smiling.
I’ve also unfortunately attended a meeting during which when The Boss asked my colleague what her thoughts were about what we just spoke about, she replied “I have no thoughts.” The rest of us had so many thoughts about why she had no thoughts.
I’ve been in meetings that lasted 4 excruciatingly long hours after which I couldn’t quite remember if the meeting objectives were achieved. I felt dazed afterwards.
I’ve also attended a meeting for which we were 4 hours early. This happened because The Boss didn’t bother reading the email that the client sent to her which informed her of the change of time. Later, she said she’d never received the email even though the client printed the email as proof that the email was indeed sent.
My dream meeting, if I have to attend meetings, would last no longer than 15 minutes. Everything else can be done via email.
What were some of the most interesting/ strange/ funny meetings you’ve ever attended?