Thursday, April 14, 2011

Victim Of (Blah) Talks

After decades of being a victim of speakers (people up there on the stage holding microphone in hand) I have developed a GREAT aversion towards them. Unfortunately, that also includes preachers. I was compelled to attend another "conference" and as usual I had to sit in a cold room listening to speakers blah-blah from 8am to 10pm. Everyone had a glazed look and sparkled when tea/lunch/dinner was served. Since there wasn't anything new to learn I started doodling. My neighbor was inspired and she started doodling too.

Well, not all is bad about courses and conferences. We get to meet old friends, we escape work for a few days, we get to eat, although the food was as bland as the speakers. We are presented with a certificate and most important of all, we get our "points". Someone at the top suddenly had this bright idea about continuous learning and points. I don't know what will happen if we don't achieve the quota. Maybe they will hang us by the thumbs.


Rubie said...

I laughed at this post Tooki! Coco in your drawing looks so evil, I think it's the smile and teeth!! You are a good artist. I can so relate to your feelings about courses and conferences, I worked for myself for many years, then eventually joined the government as a public servant in my field for the last 3 years before I could stop work altogether. As a government employee, you had to try and do SOME work between all the "training"!!! Mostly boring..... but the food and drinks were always outstanding! I think the trainers thought we would not come unless there was good food to look forward to!! ;-) Rubie's mum.

Oskar said...

You're a great doodler though!

Nubbin wiggles,

Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Nice doodling work there! We said it should be framed and hung on a wall.

Wyatt said...

Funny Post!
Those are some pretty fine doodles!

Wyatt and Stanzie

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