Webinars, back-to-back-to-back webinars. Ugh!

And corporate pandemic-statement emails. UGH!

Death by webinar

My 92 year-old mom asked me if, while sheltering in place, I was bored yet.

“Bored?”, for the past two weeks the well-meaning have crammed the calendar with so much “content” that we have little time for basic human bodily functions.

Just because you’d blocked an hour for a Zoom or gotomeeting doesn’t mean that you need to use every available second of it. Twenty minutes to introduce the participants and “set the stage”?  Is that not excessive? And let’s not even talk about those recycled PowerPoint decks that cover every aspect of a product down to the threads per inch of the screws holding the panels on.  Could we have done this in a  two paragraph email?

Boring Webinar?

Expectations for reciprocal media forays run high also. Seemingly overnight, we’ve been expected to transform into professional broadcasters.  Lighting, set design, sound, videos, costumes: enough! And you expect us to change out of our PJ’s? Clearly, we need another methodology for working from home.

Has all of the busy-work going on succeeding in distracting us from the ever-present stream of sensationally bad news being proffered by the media?  Or, is it just adding to the palpable anxiety?

It is refreshing that people are actually answering their phones again.  I’ve been able to make some long overdue re-connections.  

There are fresh (not recycled) email jokes making the rounds.  Prisoners are being released to stem the tide of infection at jails; at the same time you can be arrested for leaving your home.

Deadlines are seemingly not as critical (what day of the week is this anyway?).

Liquor stores and dispensaries are now considered essential businesses.

Stay safe – Stay healthy.  Blog on

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