Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Tent Cards

The Enterprise is entertaining to me. There's always a show somewhere, all you need to do is bring your popcorn.

We walked into a meeting today that had six people sitting around a big table. Sometimes in big meetings folks make tent cards and put them in front of them. (Tent cards are folded pieces of white cardboard propped in front of each person so everyone knows their name and what they do.) With big meetings this makes sense. But at this meeting, truth be told, everyone in the room knew each other.

The meeting coordinator insisted the that offending person, the one without the tent card, make a new one. (They are supposed to bring their tent cards with them to each meeting.) So, before the meeting could even begin, he had to write out his name and responsibility for all to see.

Sometimes the craziness is just too great for me.

You can go anywhere you want if you look serious and carry a clipboard.