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Yet Another Meeting

Updated on December 14, 2012

The Meeting

©2012 LaDena Campbell aka justateacher

Have you ever been to a meeting that has absolutely nothing to do with you or what you do? One where the presenter goes on and on about things that you have no interest in at all? A required meeting that ends up being just a waste of time? At one of those meetings, I got extremely bored and wrote this. Maybe you can enjoy it during a dull meeting!

I'm sitting in this meeting

Bored completely to tears

Has this only lasted for hours?

Hasn't it really been years?

It wouldn't be so bad

If I were learning something new

I've heard all of this before

So I sit here thinking of all of you

In just a few more days

This meeting will have ended

I'll be able to devote more time

To new people I have befriended

But until then, my eyes glaze over

I don't want to listen any more

I jump -I look around

Did anyone hear me snore??

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    • justateacher profile imageAUTHOR

      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      GNelson - that would probably be a good bet! Although I know some meetings are necessary, we have way too many that really do not apply to more than half of our staff....

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      GNelson 

      6 years ago from Florida

      You reminded me of this quote by Dave Berry," If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, it's full potential, that word would be "meetings".

      I bet he just left a meeting when he wrote that!

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      Kimberly Schimmel 

      6 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      As a geek, I could usually convince the manager that I had to do various incomprehensible, technical things and that dire consequences would result if I took time out for a sales meeting. I know in a public school there is little room for flexibility--you all have to goose step to the orders of the chief educrat or lose your jobs.

    • justateacher profile imageAUTHOR

      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Unfortunately, there are dire consequences for those of us who miss our meeting. Otherwise, I would be extremely busy at that time....

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      Kimberly Schimmel 

      6 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      I was very creative in avoiding meetings when I worked at a consulting firm. I would find a jammed copier or crashed computer to fix or arrange to wait for a "very important" call at my desk.

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      Steve LePoidevin 

      6 years ago from Thailand

      Yes!! So many meetings could be replaced with a few simple memos to pass on the information. Well, one more hour and no more meetings for five weeks. Our long Chinese New Year winter holiday is about to begin...

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      tarajeyaram 

      6 years ago from Wonderland

      Yes - many times. These meeting are never ending and complete waste of time. The presenter thinks that he/she is doing a great job! That is the funny part. Voted up.

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      molometer 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Ha Ha I have been in "those meetings".

      Dull is to kind a word, tedious doesn't even come close. They are almost indescribable.

      Our faculty team went to a education weekend away. The education "guru" that weekend told us.

      "If your meetings are not useful don't go to them"

      So back at school I didn't go to my lime managers meeting.

      She had a blue fit when I told her that I was only following the "Guru's" advice.

      I left there after 9 months of death by memo. loved this hub Voted up + f U I

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      icciev 

      6 years ago from Kuwait

      I will remmeber this with every meeting I have to get the time pass. really amazing, thanks for sharing this peom. voted up

    • justateacher profile imageAUTHOR

      LaDena Campbell 

      6 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Can you guess when I wrote this one? During a meeting about our schools data and how to teach to students at different levels in the classroom. For my job as a special education teacher I do these things every day...but I had to be at the meeting anyway! Boring!

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      6 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      This is a great poem. You have voiced my sentiments exactly. I have sat in countless boring, repetitive meetings which were inane to say the least. During such meetings, I kept wondering, "When will it all end !"

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