Thursday, July 14, 2011

Paying Attention

     So Company, I had to go to a meeting tonight.  Check that, I had to go to watch a meeting, since it wasn't really a meeting in which I had an opportunity to participate.  It was scheduled to be the most boring meeting in the history of ever.  I believe that they actually put that on the agenda.  Anyway, I was prepared for boredom.  I had an entire note pad and a brand new pen, and my plan was sort of situate myself in a dark corner so I could write out a blog post the old fashioned way but make it seem as if I were actually taking notes or something.  I thought it was a lot more appropriate than the woman who was just there and openly knitting while the meeting was going on.
     As it was, I ended up seated next to the guy from the newspaper, so I sort of had to pay attention, mostly because he was working hard to take notes and the people holding the meeting kept looking over at him since he was 50% of the media in attendance.  So anyway, the point here is that I had to pay attention, and what I learned was that it was actually sort of interesting. 
     Yep, that's right kids, you can actually have fun doing the things that you are supposed to be doing.  I know, it seems like a bit of a stretch, but it can be done.  All you sort of have to do is pay attention and sort of care about what's going on, and suddenly your parent-teacher convention or farm subsidy allocation meeting isn't so boring.  Okay, maybe those aren't the best examples.  Suddenly your child's fourth grade play isn't so bad.  That's better.  Because those other things will still be shitty.  But most stuff you will find isn't all that bad.
     So just go with it and try.  It worked for me, and it can work for you too.  Just pay attention and do what you are supposed to do.  And do it today!

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