What would you do in a two hour boring meeting?

@ronaldinu (12440)
Malta
October 15, 2008 11:27am CST
I ended up jotting notes what discussions to create in my lot. What would have you done in a 2 hour boring meeting?
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@hellcowboy (7383)
• United States
26 Oct 08
That sounds like a good way to deal with a two hour boring business meeting because business meetings are never fun,and they seem to go on forever,I think if I had been in your shoes and I had to deal with a boring two hour business meeting I would probably have did some doodling or paper or I would have done some writing like a letter to my fiance,or I would be texting my fiance to tell her I love her and miss her,or I would take a nap.
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@loxion (1551)
• India
15 Oct 08
If a business meeting then you should just concentrate even thou you feel bored but remember business should always come first.And again just show some professionalism as other workers or collegues might undermine you. i'll probably just try to be listening even thou i'm feeling bored just for the sake of the meeting
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@GardenGerty (105192)
• United States
15 Oct 08
I would likely prop my head up, put on a fixed stare, and look like I am focusing on the main speaker. I can pretend to be paying attention, even as my mind wanders. I think you are right, you have to pay some attention or you may lose ground in your job.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
27 Jan 09
Probably same thing as you..lol and a store list. and a things I need to do list as well.
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@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
26 Oct 08
hi reonaldinu I wish I had thought of that at I often used to get stuck in boring library workers meeting. then I could have had all sorts of discussions to post on mylot, only at that time I had never heard of mylot l.lol shame on me. Hope nobody ever caught you but they probably were thinking oh' what a smart worker, taking notes at our meeting.
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@littleowl (7157)
26 Oct 08
That sounds a good one ronald I probably would do the same,or go to sleep!! LOL..littleowl
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@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
15 Oct 08
Hi Ronald, No one likes boring meetings and maybe I would have done the same as you. I have seen lots of boring meetings which accomplish very little if anything. I think the idea is out there that there has to be a certain number of meetings but I disagree,if there is very little to discuss, cancel the meeting until there is something to talk about, or at least, meet for just a few minutes to touch base with each other. Blessings.
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@rainmark (4306)
15 Oct 08
I hate meetings too it makes me sleepy . When i get bored on the long hours of meeting. My mind flying somewhere like eating nice and warm soup, and my favorite dishes.Imagining that im at the mall having shopping or just wanted to have a nap. Happy posting.
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• Canada
13 Dec 10
I'd ave probably done the same thing, and I also might start doing something with my iPod. If they had an internet connection in there, all the better!! Instead of sitting there thinking about MyLot, I could actually go on MyLot! :)
@iyah10 (4116)
• Kuwait
21 Oct 08
Well if that would be the case for such meetings I am not sure what would I have to do but I think jotting those sleepy things in the meeting then I will write it all done for a re-cap.
@Amberina (1541)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I would have just started texting on my phone or trying to stay awake lol.
• United States
21 Oct 08
I would make a list of the things I need to do when I get home, and one of them would be My Lot posts.Another would be a shopping list.
@Humbug25 (12551)
17 Oct 08
Hi ya ronaldinu To be honest I think I would have pretty much done the same as you but then I carry a note pad and pen around with me everywhere for when I get hit with inspiration!
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
17 Oct 08
i will do just like you did or thinking somewhere over the rainbow.
• Ireland
16 Oct 08
That's very funny ronaldinu. I suppose the rest of the people at the meeting are thinking that you are very busy taking notes. I have only been to a couple of boring meetings and I ended up writing letters to the people whom I don't like. Of course I tore them up afterwards but it was a great way of letting off a bit of steam without anybody knowing about it.
@vmksvmks (413)
• Canada
16 Oct 08
Since i am not posting discussions (Thus the 3 rating ) i guess i donot need or reason to doddle and think of any discussion I am only responding to my friends emails ...as you should know ..and that is that. A few times every few weeks i will respond to other discussions but only when i have time I am on this site only 20=30 minutes a day and some days not here at all I do not want to get addicted and that is so easy with Mylot Good Luck
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 08
Oh, this is interesting....I'd most probably jot down what I'm going to buy when shopping, points for the articles I've planned to write, or just day-dream that those people chairing the meeting will drop off their chairs, so that the meeting can end early !
@derek_a (10902)
16 Oct 08
As a Zen practitioner, I would sit and focus on my boredom and it would disappear. It is when we resist experiences like this that they become more intense. Each period of boredom then reinforces the next experience, so the longer we go on resisting, the easier we become bored. I used to get very bored, very easily, but now I no longer get that sort of experience. :-)
@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
16 Oct 08
I would sit and be there and look like I am listening but my mind would be doing planning on the things I am going to do later, things I have to complete, planning what to cook, what to list and sell in my ebay store...hehehe!!!
16 Oct 08
Hi ronaldinu, Yes, I would just sit and think up discussions for Mylot and that will pass the time away. Tamara
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
15 Oct 08
ha ha ha your have a great meeting in that time of your meeting, maybe i can do also the same .