December 12th, 2006

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Whats with the word "meeting" anyway? I mean, is it a forum to "meet" ppl? How did it become so official? And to top it, if you think of it, everytrhing and everyone seems to be meeting someone.
You are in a meeting, meeting clients. Ok, makes sense in some convoluted way.
You are in a meeting.
What sense does that make?
You are in an official meeting. Ok, so?

It isnt like there is a personal hatred for that term, it just simply put doesnt make sense when taken out of the everyday usage context.

"Hi Im in a meeting right now."
Umm...? Ok. So since when did saying Hi to someone take so long?

"Im in a meting with my boss"
Dont you greet him almost, like, everyday?

Another of these new fangled words in high usage - 'interaction' is fast replacing meetings. But like most new fangled terms, is more common in the HR circuit.

"Im in an imortant interaction" may sound jargonish and dumb, but actually makes more sense than "im in an important meeting".

In fact, if you (dont) think of it, "meeting" when repeated so many times is kinda similar in pronunciation to "mating". (sic)

But really, if you have understood (what I think I did not understand) any of the above, you would come to the conclusion that all I really tried to say was, the word meeting is grossly misapplied to the event where everyone tries to figuratively try and pull anothers pants down over the pretext of some "issue" which "needs discussion".

Where do these people get the time to do all these "interactions". And, if they continue with "interacting" and "meeting" ppl, when will their "issues" get resolved, or even notified to those who are not there wasting time with them, but are actually working and trying to work around those (nonexistent/major) issues?
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More on meatings

Even as I rant about meetings online and off it, I come across this article quite by mistake.

I had fallen in love with Bachi Karkaria's prose some time ago, and gifted al those near at hand with a copy of her editorial's compilation. I even went to her book reading session and had a meaningful conversation about Parsi nomenclature over a cup of coffee (she was having and I was a table away from) with her. The conversation ceased when I failed to recognise by name her (then) bosom buddy sitting next to her, who had taken kindly to me - er... forgotten the social activists name again :D long white hair, writes (i think) on Gujarat and does a spot of theater as well? Anyone?.. ah well.

Now RexzillaRexzilla has brought the flame back to Jug Suraiya and his Jugular Vein.

In the cheek and definitely addictive. Another author who wrote short prose and got me reading every bit was Nikhil Chinappa, my young-adult fav MTv VJ.

Whose next? I ask, rubbing my hands in glee.
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