Monday, September 08, 2008

Grumpy Person Alert

In my 8 years at this company, there has always been an unspoken rule about early-morning meetings that occur before the normal business hour of 9am: Give the attendees some form of appreciation for showing up outside of their normal working hours. This has historically involved a few dispensers containing good-quality Peet's or Starbucks coffee, and at times, a nice assortment of small bagels, fruit and pastries.

This morning, a MONDAY no less, at the bright and early hour of 8:00, I arrived for a corporate-mandated certification meeting, to find a standing-room-only meeting room, filled with attendees, but completely devoid of any refreshments whatsoever. I had forgone my morning coffee to arrive on time, thinking that it would be supplied -- and when I arrived, none was to be found. Only some jockeying for the last remaining seats, and a room full of half-awake, pissed off people.

Arrggh. Slinky is not a happy camper right now.


Anonymous Vicky said...

We have weekly 8:00am Monday morning meetings here. No coffee or bagels provided :(

September 9, 2008 at 2:41:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Williams Family said...

Hey Andrea - just wanted to toss some thanks your way! We are headed to Vegas this weekend, and I just searched your blog because I knew you had some posts about it. I'm now planning a meal at Dick's Last Resort and you helped me make up my mind about seeing "O" or "Ka" - I've never seen a Cirque show, and I knew you had hated one of them! Hopefully your experience just saved me some wasted $$! - Jennifer

September 15, 2008 at 11:59:00 AM PDT  

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