It is 7:42 AM on Monday in Redmond, and I am sitting in conference room 18/3002 by myself, wondering why everyone else is 12 minutes late for this meeting.

UPDATE: I just checked my inbox to find a CANCELLED notification, sent on Saturday night at 9:00 PM. Unfortunately, I was not checking my e-mail between Saturday at 9pm and Monday at 7:30 am so here I sit, listening to our conference call hold music, and remembering, with some rancor, when I called in for this same meeting last week, but they were talking their heads off and didn't notice when I joined the call, and abruptly hung up on me.

What would an Expert Cougar do, I ask myself.

Comments (9)

  1. Heh, expert cougar. ๐Ÿ™‚ While you may not have checked your email oever the weekend, you are on top of it now. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. says:

    I respond really quickly to e-mail when all I have to do is forward to someone else ๐Ÿ™‚

    THose are my favorite e-mails.

  3. Joe Smith says:

    If there was not an URGENT event that caused the meeting to be Cancelled; this is just plain rude behavior on meeting organizers part.  Not only has the meeting organizer omitted their responsiblities for proper meeting prep. and notification; they have set a bad example of communication within the team.

    The question to ask is "What changed between 5pm Friday and 9 pm Saturday that required the meeting be be canceled?"

  4. Pierre says:

    just to chill up: listen to this :

    it’ll ease thing up..and is always a better option than conference hold music, even if the video is well..not so funny i have to say ๐Ÿ™‚

    best regards and… worst ones to stand-up’ers!

  5. You’ve always been quick with my emails, even if you can’t find my contact info half the time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Joe says:

    haha!  while I’m sure that waiting on the non-existant meeting was not at all amusing, the video was…  reminded me of when I was working in retail management and the weekly conference calls we had to check-in with…  can’t say I ever noticed anybody get up and groove with the hold music though (at least in our store)

  7. Larry says:

    Try to endure these kinds of miscommunications until the cerebral implants arrive.

  8. says:

    Joe SMith, I agree.

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