These people bored me today

@mayka123 (13423)
India
December 12, 2008 5:49am CST
I had some sales people in my office who sat in front of me and bored me with their talks. They just refused to get up and go. I had my note book in front of me and kept making notes in shorthand...they could not understand what I was writing. They were probably happy that I was making notes of what they were saying so that I could convey the same to my boss. In fact I was thinking of new subjects to start discussions on mylot and making notes of the same. . That is the reason I was able to start many discussions on mylot today. Have you done anything naughty like this while at a meeting??? Or any funny incidents in office??
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
12 Dec 08
lol... you naughty girl! That's fun actually! And I was wondering how so many discussions! It's a pleasant surprise though. I am just trying to figure out what those men had been thinking!! lol... I have done that on many occasions and i have learned it from my boss. Both of us kind of sneak in and play sudoku. lol..
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@mayka123 (13423)
• India
12 Dec 08
The benefits of learning shorthand!!! Nobody would ever figure out what I write in my notebook that is always in front of me. My boss and me sometimes chat online when she is in a boring meeting. She will send me a message sometimes online to tell me to just get rid of the people inside.....sometimes she suggests some lies like asking me to come in the cabin and remind her of a meeting ( a non existent one of course) that she has to attend in a few minutes and so we have to start preparing for the same!!!! These men were quite happy with the notes I was writing actually because at one point they mentioned Amitabh Bachchan ....and I wrote AB - and then Bollywood next to it....it is actually the topic for my new discussion. They were also calculating something and I wrote "calculations" which was a topic for another discussion that I already started....
@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
13 Dec 08
That makes perfect sense. All the chain reactions leading to chain of interesting discussions! Great! Your boss is a sweet kind, just as mine. Many times he would ask me to ring him when in a meeting which he doesn’t want to attend but has to. I would ring him and he would get a chance to get out of that!
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@mayka123 (13423)
• India
13 Dec 08
My boss is indeed sweet most of the time....not always.......and her name is the same as my daughter!!!!! and the two of them are great friends.......
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
13 Dec 08
Hi Mayka.......This was a clever thing to do..........This way you have made the sales people and also mylotters happy.........he..he....good going,friend.......
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@mayka123 (13423)
• India
13 Dec 08
Yes everyone was happy including me...I have about ten more topics written down to start discussions. Isnt that good. I may be away for a few days from tomorrow. See you when I am back.
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
13 Dec 08
oh ok,Mayka...Looks like you got your PL after all.....Ok have fun and enjoy your holidays.I hope you will be back before christmas........???
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@mayka123 (13423)
• India
13 Dec 08
Yes I did get my PL after all....and also have my bosses permission to switch off my mobile and enjoy the holidays.....She has said she will not call me up for anything however urgent the work would be......as this is the first leave I am taking this year!!!!!
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
18 Dec 08
Ha ha ha ha i wonder if u still say that they Bored U Infact it was u who make Fool of them and they never knew it, LOL Well, some times i drwa pics of some one rather than taking notes
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@mayka123 (13423)
• India
19 Dec 08
It is difficult to draw something when someone is looking at the book. So I just kept making notes which they thought were relevant to what they were saying but what I felt would make an interesting discussion on mylot. At the end of the meeting though I could say that both of us were happy.
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
22 Dec 08
Its say All Well, that ends Well
@dpk262006 (56761)
• Delhi, India
13 Dec 08
You did a splendid job, this shows how intelligent you are and you can handle the sales persons very well,without making them feel offended. Poor Guys!! They were just doing their assigned job and would be thinking - 'How serious is Madam in listening and noting down to us'.........LOL! They could not have realized that the Madam (i.e. you) are too clever for them...!! Well done! This has given me a new idea, if I land in such a situation, as you did, I can apply your idea........LOL!
@mayka123 (13423)
• India
13 Dec 08
Just make sure that no one understand what you are writing. I write in shorthand so I usually do not get caught. Its just few words that I yesterday had to write in longhand but I made sure they were words connected to their conversation and I knew exactly what it meant when I read it later. In fact most of the discussions yesterday were in some way connected to our conversations during the meeting yesterday...
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
12 Dec 08
Haha!! I might have but do not remember. That is too funny!! Good thing that they could not read shorthand!!
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@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
12 Dec 08
[i]Hi mayka, hahahha...I experienced that also, when I was working and everytime we will have a meeting and it's very boring and long, my friends and I used to exchange notes secretly to have some fun....we will be hiding it under the table so that also our boss will not see us! LOL! [/i]
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@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
I have met some pretty hard-sell type of sales people and when they accost me on the street then I just politely tell them no. This usually emboldens them and they become even more insistent. When I bare my fangs they are just glad to get away from me. Cheers!!
@riyasam (16570)
• India
12 Dec 08
that was very naughty of you.sometimes i too become naughty .we used to have lenghty seminars where they used to say about mosquito,their life cycle,their reproduction etc.sometimes i used to get so bored,i used to put my cell phones ear phn to my ear and hear to music.all these naugtiness siting in the front bench and i have never got caught.
@mayka123 (13423)
• India
23 Dec 08
I am naughty most of the time. Even at home I am sometimes upto some mischief. My favourite at home is robbing something from my daughters plate during dinner time as I am too lazy to go to the kitchen to help myself. She is so engrossed in the television programme that most of the time she is not aware that something is missing from her plate. At times my son too helps himself.
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@riyasam (16570)
• India
23 Dec 08
that is so like me(naugtiness personified).i too steal from my daughter plate,things like pickle(i am now reminded of HUM HAIN RAHI PYAR KE,where the kids used to steal from aamirs plate.)
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
13 Dec 08
hi,maykal,it must be lots of fun doing so with the sales people talking to you in front of you!i think you couldnt help laughing from the bottom of your heart. i share the office with many other workmates.i will tell you something funny when it happens.
@Nhey16 (2518)
• Philippines
13 Dec 08
it's nice that those sales people did not notice that you're not really focusing on them... coz you really made them think that they've done good on their job. well, at least they felt better talking to you... and even if you were bored, you were able to have some time thinking about your topics for now... like what your first respondents have said...you've made a lot of people happy today... :) keep it up...
@Sreekala (32782)
• India
13 Dec 08
Hi Dear, Really funny and I appreciate your intelligence. How beautifully you tackled the situation. You adopted such a nice way so the sales people must be satisfied by dealing with a nice and kind hearted madam. You also won to deliver the same feeling to them. But I can't handle the situation like you. I can't concentrate my work if somebody around. Thanks for sharing dear, was really interesting.