Sunday, February 25, 2024

Call of the wild

 Look familiar? I think most people are past video call meeting humor now. The novelty wore off quickly. But they changed us as a meeting society. 

Not that I ever thought meetings were a useful exercise anyway. Groups of people are not very effective at producing anything despite what the inspirational coffee mugs say about team work. I am willing to bet it was a single person who came up with the slogans, "There is no 'I' in team" or "Team work makes the dream work." Then a committee debated for several hours about whether they had enough words or should be turned into an acronym.

Having spent the last few days actually working with a team of people in person, I still felt like I was in a video call. Now granted I was staring at a video monitor as we filmed scenes for a 30 second commercial. And don't think the irony escapes me.

I image when I actually retire I will not have a great deal of interaction with people at all other than giving thumbs up to photos of their pets on Facebook and making snarky comments on TwitterX that no one reads.

I hope to still keep up with my blog because I have decided it fits nicely with my new understanding of Absurdism after designing a t-shirt depicting Albert Camus as a cow.

I'm living the absurdist dream here.

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