Alarming Trends

There seems to be an alarming trend that is seeing extended versions of my posts appearing in the Guardian soon after I have written them. It happened with my iPad rant and now it’s happened with my Pointless Meetings rant. It is obvious that these journalists are avid readers of my blog and are brazenly stealing content. That, or my posts are very unoriginal.

The pointless meetings article is a winner, explaining among other things how some people make a career out of attending meetings. If you’re in a meeting you must be important. It’s similar to George Costanza’s philosophy of adopting a stressed and angry disposition when at your desk, thus making it seem as though you’re engaged in actual work. Actual work, they’re the key words. The article closes with the following pearl of wisdom for surviving such meetings:
“Tune out. Fade deep into the recesses of your mind and cut off all contact with reality. It’s a waste of time for you to participate, especially if you do so only to assert your presence. It’s all right to be quiet at a meeting and just observe. My tip is to drink lots of fluids – stay hydrated.”

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