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An AK47 for me please!

February 9, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Meetings are for people who need amusement at the cost their company’s time and money. I walked into a meeting i was invited to at the very last minute… but that lasted an hour and a half! And at the end of it I was staggered at how little we achieved in that time. It was a forum of 7 .. and that’s almost 10 hours collectively! Personally … the worst use of 90 min clearly. I felt cheated!!

Contemptuous reasoning tells me it is because, in a meeting there is always an engineering “guru” who shakes his head in disagreement for every suggestion, a management “guru” who nods in agreement at every argument yet throws open his palms hinting how selfless his suggestion is. Subtle and sublime… but i call you!! Or…. there is always someone who has an opinion on everything and wishes to share it. But the trouble is, on every such instance without exception there is someone with an equally large mouth who disagrees . And that is cue, for everyone else… to attend to their pending emails, chat with someone not in the room, or worse …doing their nails….all while two people call each other names and consider throwing the whiteboard markers at each other.

Given a choice, i would want to ban all meetings! Now that some bald heads in the corner offices would go pink nodding vigorously at that suggestion i think we need an alternative. So instead, I want my meeting maker to be updated. The small drop down that allows me to request for a projector, a white board, or a teleconference setup etc.. while blocking a room should be updated to let me choose a weapon of choice i am allowed to bring to the meeting. This for sure would save the rest of us a whole lot of time because the next time there is a disagreement, the ones involved could go out and sort things out like real men until one comes back with a black eye, or with a white flag, or full of holes or doesn’t return at all!!

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  1. Resh
    February 9, 2011 at 10:55 am

    ROFL!!!! I havent laughed like this in ages! 😀 I cannot agree MORE!

    • hk
      February 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      🙂 he he , i am glad my writing still amuses you! 😀

  2. Swe
    February 9, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Oooo Hemanth brilliant idea… its been a long time since i got stuck in a meeting room full of irrational dimwits (few good things about working with a team in another location), but I know what you mean, have been on that side too. I choose a dagger!

    • Resh
      February 11, 2011 at 10:53 pm

      Is it weird that my weapon of choice is a stiletto?!? 😀 Literally hitting them with “chappal” 😛

      • hk
        February 14, 2011 at 2:14 pm

        @ Resh : A stiletto !!! :O Really ?? Its hard to wrap my head around it … you .. No YOU want to part with a stiletto ? That scorned eh ?

    • hk
      February 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

      Swe, I would consider a machete even! But then a dagger or the machete can kill one man. But with a machine gun, you can make a whole battalion keep its head down … and that somehow impresses me! (i need my cigar now to complete the picture!) 😛

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