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Getting too old for this stuff

On top of my usual horrible Wednesday class load, which means I don’t emerge from non-stop working with students until 5pm, my division has scheduled a major meeting for 3 hours from 6pm to 9pm. Goodbye 16 October, I think I’ll just deny your existence until the calendar rolls over to 17.

It would be nice if I could just go back to bed right now.

Comments

  1. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    3 hour meetings are just sadistic

    I had one of those yesterday. Ugh, they are usually boring, and could be covered in half the time if some people didn’t like hearing the sound of their own voice.

  2. says

    Oh, jeez. Roofers have arrived. We’re also getting our roof replaced now (and maybe getting new siding put in, if the timing can beat the weather), so today is going to be one great big mess of distractions.

  3. says

    Anything beyond 90 minutes in a meeting is wasted, unless you’re the Machiavelli who hid the vote on world domination as the penultimate item in the agenda.

  4. says

    It’s our tenure and promotion meeting. We’re going through all the untenured faculty in the division, which is why we have to suffer for three long hours.

  5. rowanvt says

    I’d rather be at a 3 hour meeting, than discovering the myriad joys of a thrown back. I must say that a 4 am wake up from your body going “I hate you!” is fairly undelightful.

  6. Sili says

    3 hour meetings are just sadistic

    How else would you know that Big Decisions have been made, if not by the length of the meeting?

  7. =8)-DX says

    Isn’t falling asleep tolerated? I mean our minister of foreign affairs regularly fell asleep during session..

  8. David Marjanović says

    I think I’ll just deny your existence until the calendar rolls over to 17.

    And then you crash into the debt ceiling!

    “And out of the chaos, a voice spake unto me, and said: Smile and be happy, it could be worse!
    And I smiled and was happy, and it got worse.”

  9. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Just got home. It turned into a 4 hour meeting.

    Gaaaaaaaah.

    Time for some grog flavored tea.