one minute too hasty or timing is everything

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
July 15, 2010 11:33am CST
So this morning I had a meeting set up to go over a document. One key person wasn't on and I sent her an IM and didn't get a response. So I decided to wait until 10 after and then reschedule. And just when I told everybody I was rescheduling and people started hanging up, guess who got on. lol So we got everybody back except for one key person who must have called in from home or something. So I had to reschedule anyway. If I had waited like 30 more seconds I would have had my meeting and that would have (hopefully) been it. Darn darn darn darn darn.... Have you had any really annoying close calls lately?
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@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
15 Jul 10
Try getting people to finish their work before the deadline. I had to change a lot of things these past month. I am not impressed. Next time, ignore the one who don't answer you back, okay. TATA.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jul 10
She needed to be there... ;-(
@saphrina (31739)
• South Africa
15 Jul 10
Okay make sure you schedule the next meeting 3 hours earlier. That should wake her up.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jul 10
Yeah I would but I have three other meetings in front of it...
• United States
15 Jul 10
LOL don't you just love that? only thing worse is the ones who disappear and you don't know if they just left,their computer had a seizure,or what. close calls..um..does doctor phone tag count? i swear to god my mom's doc has bathroom radar.every time i went to pee the other day..
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jul 10
This lady is actually very nice and was very apologetic. Also, she doesn't make a habit of being late to meetings. Today was just a fluke. Now there's another one, makes a point of NOT setting an alarm so that she can be notified that there's a meeting, is always late, sometimes doesn't show up at all. A couple of us are thinking about complaining. Especially since she will miss a meeting and then a week later will come up with a long list of last minute requirements...
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• United States
15 Jul 10
urgh.. that's cool the other apologized tho
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jul 10
yeah she's very nice... I'm not quite sure if the other one is a jerk or just overworked, but how she does things isn't working for me!!!
@much2say (40202)
• United States
15 Jul 10
That was really close!! I can't think of any close calls like that . . . but what does come to mind is when my friend gave birth. She wanted to give birth to her second one without meds like she did the first one (I guess the first one popped out super quick). But the second one was turned a weird way I guess, and he couldn't come out and the labor pains were just killing her as she waited. So finally she gave in and she got the epidural - but then the baby turned right after and out flew baby boy. She said if she had only waited not even 5 minutes, she wouldn't of had that $1000 epidural bill - ha ha.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jul 10
I'm surprised they even gave her the epidural. They don't usually do that when you are dilated past a certain point.
@much2say (40202)
• United States
15 Jul 10
That is true! I dunno - that's just what she said.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
18 Jul 10
That I imagine is very, very annoying to have to deal with. I've had times in the past (but it is the distant past) where I've had meetings at work that were supposed to start at a certain time and ended up starting late. These really had a tendency to get on my nerves because I worked third shift and had to attend the meetings that were scheduled after my shift and thus it would throw my entire day off.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
18 Jul 10
It can definitely mess things up. The hardest part about getting anything done on time at my company isn't doing the actual work, it's finding time that's good for everybody to have the meetings.
• Australia
15 Jul 10
Have you had any really annoying close calls lately? No, I can't think of any. My life isn't very hectic now. I usually even get to answer the phone before it rings out. I have had a few close calls which are not annoying, but for which I'm thankful. I am a careful driver. I drive a lot over long distances, but in nearly 60 years of driving, I've never had an accident. However, there have been numerous occasions when I've neared an intersection just as a car has gone speeding across in front of me, ignoring the right of way rule. What if I'd been there a little bit earlier?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jul 10
I've seen a few like that and always managed to miss them (see them coming). I did see one once where somebody ran a light, the person with the right of way didn't see them coming, went into the intersection and boom. Not good.
@jillhill (37383)
• United States
15 Jul 10
No......that' just for you! LOL.....really haven't had that happen in a while....
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jul 10
Hopefully it won't be happening again any time soon...
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
15 Jul 10
that was a clever move
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jul 10
What, canceling the meeting 30 seconds too soon?
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
15 Jul 10
i hate it when people are late. she could have called to say she was running late in the first place couldnt she have?
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jul 10
I im'd her and she was going to reply, decided she would just get on. But then somebody interrupted her and she was delayed. No, she couldn't call, because it was a conference call meeting and I was on the phone.
@unique16 (1531)
• United States
15 Jul 10
Hello dawnald, Yes, would hate this too. To be so close on getting everyone together. Is there way to make sure this person is not late next time? I mean everyone else was ready correct? That means you wasted your time and other people time and as people keep telling time is money (lol)... I have you have a better time getting everyone together next time. Thanks and have great day! Sincerely unique16
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
15 Jul 10
She was ready to go to the meeting and I guess somebody walked into her office and interrupted her. She was very apologetic. And she usually is not late to meetings. If it were a constant thing, I would definitely complain.