11071829_799959236741732_5072666615826202596_nIf everyone who ever attended a meeting were laid end-to-end … they’d all be a lot more comfortable.

Over the year I attended innumerable meetings … some good … some bad … and some ugly.

The good ones seemed to be those that actually had an agenda, a point, and lasted less than 90 minutes.

While it is nice be asked/trusted, I have attended many meetings that lasted long and ended with this question, “So, what do you think we should do, Dr. Kolb?”

My initial reaction was to say, “Not have this meeting … just ask ahead of time.”  But I usually just answered and moved on …

And of course, one of my favorite meeting statements was this: “It does no good to argue with you.  You always bring the Bible into everything.”

Another one: “We shouldn’t meet here in the worship center because I don’t feel I can say what I really want to say here in God’s presence.”

Or this exchange: “When will we meet again?”  “Why?”  “Well, we always do.”

Some great quotes …

“If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be ‘meetings.”Dave Barry

“I think there needs to be a meeting to set an agenda for more meetings about meetings.”Jonah Goldberg

“A meeting consists of a group of people who have little to say – until after the meeting.”P.K. Shaw