I'm excited to be back here, but not so much excited to be back in school (today was our first day of classes). Not much has changed since I last posted on AWC and on here, except that I have been pulled in to a spin-cycle of committee meetings that baffle me (to use a Hiram-ism). On the committee meeting schedule, I noticed that we were set to meet every other week, and on the non-meeting weeks, we had something called "planning meetings." So it was as follows:
Week 1: planning meeting
Week 2: meeting
Week 3: planning meeting
Week 4: meeting... etc.
When I asked the chair of the committee what this meant, he informed me that we meet every other week to plan what we need to discuss in our next meeting. So essentially, we are meeting to talk about what we'll be meeting to talk about. Then we will talk about it a week later. Then we'll meet to talk about what we'll be meeting to talk about. Then we will talk about it a week later... and the bear will continue to climb over the mountain...
So I'm going to meetings to plan meetings. Got it. This is the best example of a committee that I have ever had the misfortune to be sucked into. My sole goal in this committee has changed from wanting to die before our next planning meeting to wanting to become the chair of such a brilliant vehicle for academic inefficiency. Imagine the havoc we can NOT wreak in our planning meetings. Viva la vortex!