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antichrist
06-06-2005, 06:36 PM
Apparently it is a sacrilege to nodd of at a meeting even though popes and judges are famous for it. So look like it depends on who you are.

So when taking part in this poll please answer truthfully.

thanks very much

Mod, I should have included a yes/no component if last question of poll, if you feel like it you can include, otherwise does not matter.

WhiteElephant
06-06-2005, 06:53 PM
Apparently it is a sacrilege to nodd of at a meeting even though popes and judges are famous for it. So look like it depends on who you are.

So when taking part in this poll please answer truthfully.

thanks very much

Mod, I should have included a yes/no component if last question of poll, if you feel like it you can include, otherwise does not matter.

Antichrist this is funny stuff...only I think you should have worded the poll differently. It reads like a questionnaire rather than a poll because the options aren't mutually exclusive.

My answers are:

Option 1: No
Option 2: No
Option 3: Yes
Option 4: No

Personally if someone nodded if in a meeting I was in, I would think it was extremely amusing. However, I wouldn't spend any time filling them in on what they've missed since they have made a choice not to participate.

Libby
06-06-2005, 07:02 PM
Personally I found this an enormous beat-up when first raised ...

I have not slept through a meeting but have -

slept through excruciating children's movies (Shark Tale, Spy Kids 3)

nodded off at The Lion King and Man for All Seasons at the theatre

been prodded awake at a motivational seminar at a "workplace bonding" retreat

The last one was as a consequence of too much late night "workplace bonding" the evening before.

However, I'll pin the others on being fairly exhausted at the time. I have a slightly too busy lifestyle and conk out pretty early.

I have no idea what Antichrist had been up to (and don't want to know ;) ) but I'd stop short of condemning someone for nodding off in a meeting. There can be all sorts of reasons from work to lifestyle to health to boredom.

My father, who fell in a restaurant and slurred his speech was escorted out as "drunk" when he actually suffered from a brain tumour. That sort of leaping to conclusions and condemning of people out-of-hand does nobody any good.

Of course, you wouldn't want to be snoozing in a meeting and them attempting to claim a level of involvement or contribution to the proceedings - you can't have it both ways :)

eclectic
06-06-2005, 07:07 PM
well a/c they were E.Z.ly "Bored" at their meeting over there and nodded off causing their virtual capital to be hacked to pieces freddy krueger style

;)

eclectic

Kevin Bonham
06-06-2005, 07:22 PM
I often fall asleep at meetings that are of the type where a speaker talks for a while and everyone just listens. Frequently this is caused by poor air conditioning. C02 accumulates in rooms that have been used all day and makes it harder to stay awake if you are already a touch tired. Unfortunately this sometimes happens when I am really enjoying the talk and would like to be awake.

Other times it happens because of lack of sleep on my part. It can be very difficult for me to make a transition from my normal semi-nocturnal lifestyle to getting up very early. If I have to give a morning seminar that I have to travel to I will often give my seminar and then drowse during those of others. Once while doing this I started snoring, which was very embarrassing (and unusual - I don't normally snore at all.)

I almost never fall asleep at meetings where everyone is interacting, although I think that that has happened once.

I'm used to people nodding off during my lectures and it doesn't bother me so long as the number's not so large that I suspect it is because my talk is boring.

Denis_Jessop
06-06-2005, 09:29 PM
I don't see a lot of value in this poll. Nodding off at meetings is just too easy and fairly standard practice. I have nodded off during the loudest parts of a Bruckner Symphony. That is power napping of the highest order and requires considerable skill.

DJ

Kevin Bonham
06-06-2005, 09:37 PM
I nodded off at a Melbourne goth club late at night when the music had turned to rather average but exceedingly loud industrial doof.

Spiny Norman
06-06-2005, 09:40 PM
I hate it when I fall asleep, snore AND dribble all over my tie in the process. :doh:

antichrist
06-06-2005, 10:30 PM
I have had a few big regrets. Having put up posters all the previous night, would go to a excellent movie the next night that I really wanted to see but could not stay awake. Very disappointing.

Alan Shore
07-06-2005, 03:23 AM
I seem to recall some dude getting killed for falling asleep during worship.. am certain it was related to something Paul wrote but don't remember, might have to look it up.

EGOR
07-06-2005, 06:11 AM
I seem to recall some dude getting killed for falling asleep during worship.. am certain it was related to something Paul wrote but don't remember, might have to look it up.
Acts 20:7-12.
A young man named Eutychus fell asleep because Paul talked to past midnight. He fell out of a third story window, died, and was brought back to life by Paul. :)

antichrist
07-06-2005, 06:37 AM
Acts 20:7-12.
A young man named Eutychus fell asleep because Paul talked to past midnight. He fell out of a third story window, died, and was brought back to life by Paul. :)

Well first of all we will have to ensure that the new chess centre is single story.

Secondly, is that meetings finish at the ALP time of 10pm.

Thirdly, the last thing I want is the kiss of life by PaulS - no thank you. Must be OZ's no. 1 rated female player. Or if Kaitlin insists - okay.

Duff McKagan
07-06-2005, 06:58 AM
He fell out of a third story window, died, and was brought back to life by Paul. :)

I thought that only JC SOG could do the fancy mouth to mouth stuff. :hmm:

antichrist
07-06-2005, 07:02 AM
Would not the most famous nod be the saints (read Peter) nodding off whilst waiting for JC to do something or another.

Spiny Norman
07-06-2005, 07:07 AM
Would not the most famous nod be the saints (read Peter) nodding off whilst waiting for JC to do something or another.

There's also the one in the OT where some enemy king or other fought a battle and later lay down for a kip. One of the Israeli girls snuck into his tent, drove a tent peg through his head and killed him ... she got a mention in the "list of heroes" as a result.

antichrist
07-06-2005, 07:14 AM
There's also the one in the OT where some enemy king or other fought a battle and later lay down for a kip. One of the Israeli girls snuck into his tent, drove a tent peg through his head and killed him ... she got a mention in the "list of heroes" as a result.

And they have a go at the Palestinians for guerilla raids, the hypocrites.

EGOR
07-06-2005, 01:04 PM
I thought that only JC SOG could do the fancy mouth to mouth stuff. :hmm:
There are many people in the Bible, both in the Old & New Testaments, that are recorded to have raised people from the dead. Perhaps the most interesting is where a man was raised just by being let down onto the bones of Elisha. (2 Kings 13:21) :hmm:

bergil
07-06-2005, 01:38 PM
*Yawn* Sorry, you were saying? :doh:

Alan Shore
07-06-2005, 01:59 PM
There are many people in the Bible, both in the Old & New Testaments, that are recorded to have raised people from the dead. Perhaps the most interesting is where a man was raised just by being let down onto the bones of Elisha. (2 Kings 13:21) :hmm:

The one I remembered was 1 Kings 17:17-24.. one of the many Jesus/Elijah parallels.

Spiny Norman
07-06-2005, 03:00 PM
And they have a go at the Palestinians for guerilla raids, the hypocrites.

Better hope she doesn't start playing chess ... she might be gunning for you ... :owned:

antichrist
07-06-2005, 07:20 PM
Better hope she doesn't start playing chess ... she might be gunning for you ... :owned:

Ms Feldman insisted on keep knocking me out one day in spite of me throwing the towel in. Maybe it was my looks. But I love been beaten by a woman. That is the S & M in me coming out.

antichrist
09-06-2005, 07:20 AM
In the Herald 2 days ago how a survey of voluntary organisations showed that people would not join committees because of boredom and that meetings longer than 2 hours are a complete no no. After people get cranky and want to go home. etc etc

WhiteElephant
23-06-2005, 02:13 PM
Here's something for you AC. I wonder how many of these are heard at ACF Meetings?


Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars? How about those long
and boring conference calls? Here's a way to change all of that.

1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call,
prepare yourself by drawing a square.

I find that 5" x 5" is a good size. Divide the card into columns - five
across and five down. That will give you 25 one-inch blocks.

2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:

* Synergy
* Strategic fit
* Core competences
* Best practice
* Bottom line
* Revisit
* Expeditious
* To tell you the truth (or "the truth is")
* 24/7
* Out of the loop
* Benchmark
* Value-added
* Proactive
* Win-win
* Think outside the square
* Fast track
* Result-driven
* Empower (or empowerment)
* Knowledge base
* At the end of the day
* Touch base
* Mindset
* Client focus(ed)
* Paradigm
* Game plan
* Leverage
* Robust

3. Tick off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.

4. Then you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand
up and shout "BULLSHIT!"

Testimonials from satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players:

"I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won." "My attention
span at meetings has improved dramatically."


"That's a gas. Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win."


"The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited
for the fifth box."


"The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT! for the third
time in two hours."

antichrist
23-06-2005, 02:17 PM
One speaker I know used to have paradigms coming out my ears.

arosar
23-06-2005, 02:59 PM
LOL! I have this comics that depicts this sort of bullshit. Who wants to receive it in an email? PM me.

Some of my other hates are: "bandwidth", "going forward".

AR

antichrist
23-06-2005, 03:13 PM
My chippies favourite is "lateral thinking".

arosar
23-06-2005, 03:23 PM
Actually, this reminds me. Is any1 here familiar with PRINCE2?

AR

ursogr8
23-06-2005, 03:34 PM
LOL! I have this comics that depicts this sort of bullshit. Who wants to receive it in an email? PM me.

Some of my other hates are: "bandwidth", "going forward".

AR

I can live with most of the jargon, but one that grates to my ear is

'...in this space'.

starter

Aaron Bellette
23-06-2005, 04:14 PM
"Workshop", as in "Let's workshop this idea" :eh:

Hearing this makes me cringe, because I know the butcher's paper and big textas are coming out next! :wall:

AB