Hmm. This day has not begun well.

I tried taking a new route to work today. It turns out to be far slower than anticipated. So I arrived at about 9:27am for my 9:30am meeting. The meeting that was marked "Location: TBD" in the invitation.

I dock the laptop (twice--the first time it decided not to see my USB mouse, as it often does). Check mail. Nothing from the person organizing the meeting. I look him up on our Intranet. No cell phone or pager info.


Look up another person who was invited. Call cell phone. Leave voicemail message.

Look up another. No cell, but has pager. Send pager message.


Wait more.

It's now 10:00am. So I'm assuming it wasn't important that I be at the 9:30am - 10:00am meeting after all.


Amusing side note: In running the spelling check on this entry (yes, I do that sometimes), the software suggested that I replace "voicemail" with "vaginal."

Uhm, no.

Posted by jzawodn at May 26, 2005 10:01 AM

Reader Comments
# Philip Tellis said:

A couple of days ago I was scheduled for a 2:30pm phone screen, except I wasn't given a phone number to call until 3pm.

on May 26, 2005 10:10 AM
# Jack said:

Yahoo! could gain a 10% efficiency if it adopted a corporate calendering (like Outlook, or even Y! Calander) and confernece room reservation system...

on May 26, 2005 11:15 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

It boggles the mind.

on May 26, 2005 11:16 AM
# DeWitt said:

That reminds me of the most humorous example of text substitution I've ever seen:

on May 26, 2005 11:57 AM
# Alan Lewis said:

So which route was it that you tried?

on May 26, 2005 03:53 PM
# Steve said:

I once had a meeting at a vendor's office with some others from my company. We all arrived separately, with me arriving about 2 minutes before the meeting was scheduled to start. I couldn't find them in the lobby, and nobody was answering their phones.

By the time I found them, I was almost 20 minutes late.

on May 27, 2005 01:05 AM
# dan said:

That made me think of a quote from a Kevin Spacey movie (I think the title was "Swimming with Sharks") where he says "If they can't start a meeting without you, well, that's a meeting worth going to, isn't it? And that's the only kind of meeting you should ever concern yourselves with. "

on May 27, 2005 08:44 AM
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