January 22, 2007

Apparently it's just the day to get on my last nerve.

Otherwise, why would we have had two pointless meetings today? And why would The Guy Who Can't Spell be in both of them?

Conspiracy? Probably.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at January 22, 2007 03:02 PM

Do you often have spelling bees in your meetings, or is he taking notes and constantly asking for things to be spelled?

Posted by: Diane at January 22, 2007 04:03 PM

Nah, it's just that occasionally I get to see memos and other stuff he writes, and he seems semi-literate.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 22, 2007 04:08 PM

What a great idea - all meetings should start with a spelling bee. Everyone who makes a mistake is kicked out. The last person standing gets to trash the powerpoint presentation, slam the door and go back to their office.

Based on an average hourly rate for executives of $80, an average six executives in each meeting lasting an average ninety minutes, I just saved the economy 875 billion dollars a year.

Posted by: kitchen hand at January 22, 2007 04:31 PM

Just remember, in my case you're dealing with bureaucrats. We'll have to have a meeting to set a public hearing to have a meeting to discuss the proposed source for the list of spelling words, after which the proposed list will have to be presented to the city council for a public hearing and first reading, after which a meeting will be held to issue a final vote on the measure before it is dissiminated to city staff for review and implementation.

IN addition, the training division will be responsible for distributing the approved spelling list and for grading the tests, which will require a separate line item in the budget to cover costs of supplies and personnel.

Then there will be the inevitable challenge from disgruntled employees, which will have to be heard through the personnel board.

Saving money?


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 23, 2007 08:12 AM

I was kinda thinking that myself, plus those silly executives will still get paid anyhow, with bonuses, so it doesn't matter whether they are tied up (and tieing others up) in meetings. Unless they assign stuff when you're not there - that's not a good thing sometimes.

Conspeerasy? Heer in Amerrika?
Sounds like you should send TGWCS an invite to the Nigerian Bankers Spelling for Success seminar. In Nigeria, of course. Coud be beeg muny for yu in consulten phees.

Posted by: Marc V at January 23, 2007 08:25 AM

I'm almost positive he'd respond. I hate to mention it, but he is, after all, a 'Bama grad.

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at January 23, 2007 08:29 AM