Red Scharlach (redscharlach) wrote,
Red Scharlach
redscharlach

Some things that a woman ain't supposed to see

I note with interest that it's National Meetings Week. As a grown-up with an office job, I completely fail to see why people would want to actively promote having meetings as a good and proactive method of occupying one's working life, when in my own personal experience, they are almost the least useful thing you could possibly be doing in work time – some way down the scale from molesting the pot plants or going cross-eyed in the toilets over a picture of Abi Titmuss, in fact.

If the NMW people had only asked me, however, I could nonetheless have come up with lots of promotional ideas that are better than the half-arsed celebrity endorsements (Anita Roddick? Jenny Eclair??) that they seem to favour. For example, slogans such as "Meetings: The Slight Improvement On Hacking Your Own Leg Off With A Rusty Blade!". Or ideas for making standard meetings more fun – for instance, when the usual plate of dull snacks gets trotted out at teabreak time, why not play "Biscuit Russian Roulette" by hiding a dead cockroach in a custard cream? Or, if you REALLY hate your co-workers, a spot of cyanide? Endless fun, guaranteed. Or painful death, whichever is the sooner.

And now, apropos of nothing, a request, and a most pathetic one at that. Does anyone have an mp3 of Charlene's "I've Never Been To Me"? No, I haven't become completely insane. It's for a filk. Honest....
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