Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Death by Powerpoint

In recent years I've managed to avoid daylong, Powerpointy meetings.  My boss thinks that I don't toot my own horn loud enough (um yeah - on purpose), so invited me to the CEO's meeting to present my in-progress projects.  Thankfully, I got there a few minutes late and all the seats at the table were taken.  Whew.  I got to sit in the corner and nobody saw my pained expression when multiple people ignored the agenda and went waay over schedule.  That's my boss to the right of the shot with his face in his hands.  I'm not the only one who's pained.

It's not all bad.  With the Powerpoint agony come tickets to a nice part of the Saratoga Racetrack for the afternoon.  Looks like the recession's lightened up a bit in these parts!


  1. I got chills and the little hairs on the back of my neck stood up when I a) read the title of your post, and b) saw the picture. Been there, lived to tell the story. The racetrack bit is nice, though! Perfect weather for a day at the track.

  2. Death by PowerPoint for me means having to put together those blasted presentations. I can say I've gotten more adept at putting them together though - I've gotten a lot of practice this year. I'd rather have an afternoon off at Saratoga. :>)

  3. I *can't* believe going to meetings like this used to make me feel important. The track was nice. Lost $18 and won back $8 before I left. Free food and drink in the trackside tent. Ladies dressed up in dresses, gentlemen dressed up. Verry civilized.