Thursday, January 10, 2008
Things I'd Rather Do Than Sit Through Another Tag-Team Software Vendor Demo
Have a political conversation with Chuck Norris
Camp outside in Buffalo in January
Wash down a cold plate of lutefisk with a warm Genny Cream
Watch the entire broadcast of the Country Music Awards
Become the national spokesmodel for Preparation H
Close-caption The Osbournes
Tell the Evil Dentist to “shoot the works”
Judge a “loudest fingernails on the chalkboard” contest
Substitute teach the 8th grade
Sit through High School Musical 1 and 2 while TB sings along
Figure out the program my damn self.
An hour after it was over, I was still bored.
What's your barometer for awfulness?
Agee does not speak well of that time.
Or, to quote Ozzy, "Whuzzallathizz... Farwua... Gezzalil... SHARON!"
The group started meeting. Dull, dull, dull, and yet contentious at the same time.
When I left that job, 6 years later, there still weren't final policies. I've been gone a year, and they still only have the draft that was there when I left.
I shudder remembering it.
OTOH: software vendor demo? bleh!
Meeting-wise, I'd say the Mandatory Fundraiser meeting were pretty bad. Yelling and screaming and having your fears confirmed to your face that the administration (yes, all of them; the opinions of 3 - 6 people aren't hard to keep track of) thinks all the staff is stupid and ungrateful and should be punished for not prioritizing their work over their families.
And we still don't have snow.
Seriously, what's the software for?
I'd add "take teenage boys shopping for clothes" to my list.
I attend a four-year private university in the Midwest region of the U.S. The dormitories owned by the University allow males and females to live on the same floor. I'm a male and I believe this is a good thing for real-world experience. There is also an off-campus (right across the street) housing development that will be opening for upper-classmen and graduate studies students. They don't allow males and females to live in the same housing (example: one central living areas with three separated and lockable bedrooms).
Would you be opposed to allowing on-campus students have male/female roommates? What about the off-campus housing? I'm interested on your thoughts, since you have the experience.
plus, the local 12-step group decided that standup was part of therapy. and they were all horrible.
and they brought their kids.
(not that 12step programs are bad, but that therapy =/= entertainment and bringing kids is just emotional blackmail to trapped waitstaff.)
"come together as a community of learners...."
"ask how we can further CRITICAL THINKING" (a recent fave...)
"these are hard questions" (like we'd ask easy ones?)
and goes on for 30-50 minutes with not one bit of actual information being transmitted.