I have official proof that my brain needs some time off.
Today I was working from home, as is typical for me on a Wednesday. Also typical is the regular weekly meetings I have — my staff meeting, a project meeting a lead, an update meeting I attend, etc.
Well, four o’clock came around, and I had a meeting to attend. I clicked on “Done” when the meeting reminder came up on Lotus. As a quick side note, I absolutely love the reminder feature. Anyway, I clicked Done at 3:55 when it first popped up.
At 3:59, I flipped over to my calendar, grabbed the number for the meeting at 4 o’clock and dialed in.
There were two of us on the call to start. The other guy on the call is a guy who I don’t see very often anymore, so we chatted awhile waiting for others to join. I was a little surprised that he was on the call, as I didn’t recall him having been on the weekly calls previously, but who am I to question this?
At 4:04, another line joined in. Really, for this meeting (which has a good twenty or so people invited) that’s pretty late to have only one other person having joined, but … whatever. It was Laura and Shawn. Shawn is usually on the call, and Laura sometimes joins in, so I was back on track. Shawn had stepped out of the conference room for a moment, but when he rejoined he started the meeting.
“So you may notice that you have some questions arising from your teams on recent goings on-“
This isn’t my meeting. This is my boss’s boss’s staff meeting. That would explain why the first guy was on the call. I quickly looked back at my calendar to figure out how I did this.
Oh. Yeah. My Monday 4 o’clock meeting is with my boss’s boss, of course using the same dial in number. Apparently I can’t read the days of the week anymore, nor apparently the names of my meetings.
Needless to say, I dropped off without a sound and dialed into my real meeting.
“You are the first caller to this conference.” Wait, what? Did I mess this up again? I IM’ed the leader of the call, only to discover that the meeting had been canceled for today. It figures, right?
I just about signed off for the day, figuring trying to do any more work was going to be counterproductive. But then I remembered how much more I had to do yet. Thank God I’m going to Florida in a week and a half!
PS My husband just tried to describe Aldi as “Trader Joe’s without the cache.” Ummm, no.