Quite the event yesterday was. I think it’d be just smooth sailing as the last few days, but nope. Stockpile after stockpile of documents started collecting dust on my table. Not because I was so lazy and stayed home, no, it was because we suddenly had an urgent matter to attend to. It felt like those movie moments where someone runs up to you and says: “Come with me quick! No time to explain!” and then you figure out that it was in fact not that urgent of a matter. Then you are trapped in an endless meeting hell, one cycle to the next as if you are slowly being tested until you fall apart. Like trying to cross the Sahara desert, you can only go from one place to the other, hoping that this won’t be the last place you will die. Listening to endless charts of how profitable the company would be if X was in fact like Y, but as Y is more like Z that was inspired by A, X should be A, but in reality, X works just good enough to work as X. A cycle of monotony that is only balanced out by a short lunch break. We don’t have much time between meetings, so let us go to a local restaurant that is extremely expensive and stuff our faces within a limited time span. Waiter took too long to prepare food? Well crap, going to have to eat that burger about three times the speed as before. Be sure to drink so that you do not end up throwing up at the next meeting.
To be honest, the most difficult task is to be able to use meetings as a great way to catch up on lost sleep. Now, there is a technique to it all. Don’t just fall asleep mid-meeting and wonder why everyone is staring at you. That won’t work very well in the long-run. The best strategy is that you figure out where the person will hold a presentation. Is it at the middle of the table, well you are then screwed as can’t escape his gaze. At one end, then just try to get the chair at the far outside so that you can disappear behind someone. Best strategy, find the biggest guy in the department and make him your friend, be kind and offer him the chair in front of you. Making him an unwilling pawn in your masterful game of snooze chess. If you play your cards right you vanish behind the man, can get some rest without being noticed. Of course, you cannot just rest your head on the table, you need to get use to sleeping on your hand. Arch your arm in a way that you can rest your head atop of your hand and sleep in an angle that it looks like you are focused. Keep one hand on a notepad with a pen in it, so it seems as if you are focusing on writing everything down.