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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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12th Dec, 2006 09:02 (UTC)
the meeting season
Seems like everybody i know is in a meeting, or rather its now an euphemism for being occupied, heck my driver informs his wife that he is in a meeting!.. so does my barber.
Unfortunately meetings rarely have a purpose, and if they do they deteriorate into discussions about the taste of samosa served and how the tea machine needs constant repair..
on the other hand mating.imagine saying this over the phone...
Hi i cant talk to you coz i am mating with xyz
i am mating with this person after a long time.. etc..
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