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I just got invited to the Self-Discipline and Emotional Control Conference(17 posts)

I just got invited to the Self-Discipline and Emotional Control ConferenceKristin
Mar 5, 2003 12:46 PM
8 hours locked in a tiny room with people who lack self-discipline and emotional control...sounds tempting.
Oh, shut up! Shut up, shut up, shut up! ;-)Me Dot Org
Mar 5, 2003 12:57 PM
Just make sure that Werner Erhard doesn't have the bathroom key...
start drinking early and often nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 5, 2003 1:14 PM
Check the roster. Anyone in the room named...128
Mar 5, 2003 1:15 PM
I dare not invoke the name! Perchance to again chase you from the secluded refuge glade. And thereby invoke the chill of your distant, empty, aether. That I should ever fall victim to this D'ohey reason unbound! No syllable will I spill, no stew will I thick, but beware of a roster including a....!!!!

But really, you suuure you're up for this seminar? Actually, after this board, you're probably ready for Survivor Internet....
Step away from...I mean hand me that bong. nmKristin
Mar 5, 2003 1:24 PM
Hey look 4:20! But no, this is just me, none of that kind stuf128
Mar 5, 2003 1:30 PM
Just kiddingKristin
Mar 5, 2003 1:50 PM
I must come off like an over-sexed burn out from the 80's. Only the part about the 80's would be true.
In that case, kidd all you want.128
Mar 6, 2003 7:47 AM
I can only plead excess to the former. But, if you can work rock and roll, the third of that holy triumvirate, into your 80's transgressions, you may be ripe to saint. You know: Men at Work, Flock of Egos, Rick Springfield: the hard stuff.

Can we call it 'the innocent eighties'yet?
Hmmm. Duran Duran and Def Leopard?Kristin
Mar 6, 2003 8:01 AM
Mixed with some AC/DC, Squire and a few riffs of Dream On thrown in as pennance to a purer era of rock and roll.
Yup. You're a heartbreaker. Ok, your instant pennance playist:128
Mar 6, 2003 8:26 AM
-hungry like the wolf
-pour some sugar on me
(head for the bathroom. return smiling)
-lonley is the night
-riff raff
(roll one. smoke one. eat one)
-dream on (only b/c you mention it by name. live bootleg version though. would you accept 'adams apple' in it's place...?)

Now, take this as it is prescribed to you, go out into the disco, and shake it up.

ps: I was refering to the coincidence that the time of your post was 4:20, not calling you a stoner. Not that there's anything wrong with that....or a margarita (in moderation, of course).
I tried to convince myself to go but it made me so angrymohair_chair
Mar 5, 2003 1:51 PM
Hey, it has to be more exciting than "Diversity Training." On one of my previous jobs, the whole company had to go to that for two days. Oh my god, what a waste of time. Total mind numbing neo-hippie propaganda. I wish I knew what the burn rate for that was. It must have been astronomical. No surprise that company isn't around anymore.

Another time we all had to go to a "Slips and Falls" class. Can you believe that? Like we're five year old kids in pre-school. I guess someone made a worker's comp claim and that was our punishment to make sure it never happened again. I never went to that one. I refused to go, they kept ordering me to go, and eventually my boss just called up and told them to leave me alone. Just one of the perks of being very good at what I do!
Bummer. Small company? I had a 2G workers comp claim and was never "schooled" about it.Kristin
Mar 5, 2003 2:00 PM
I heard they had to do a little side stepping with Osha. Avoiding questions like, "Why was a female systems analyst (read desk-job) hauling 425 pounds of USP batteries down a ramp at midnight on Thankgiving weekend?" I'm glad no one got "punished" for my little accident. Oh, and just say, "No thanks," if they offer you the pastel cast plaster. I had to keep the Barbie barf cast on for 10 days.
You know, my knowledge of technology is mind numbingKristin
Mar 5, 2003 2:03 PM
That would be UPS, not USP.
Sounds sort of like this forum (nm)torquer
Mar 5, 2003 2:04 PM
tell them to go stick it nmDougSloan
Mar 5, 2003 2:31 PM
Recent Punishments included...KeeponTrekkin
Mar 5, 2003 7:36 PM
Diversity in the Workplace - after which you are afraid to talk to anyone of any color or ethnicity

Sexual harrassment in the workplace - after which you are afraid to talk to anyone who could be conceivably linked to you in a rumor.

Becoming Customer Focussed - after which you wish every customer would kiss your .....

Much sympathy extended. Sit in the back and play games on your palm pilot.

Not a punishment - Junk mail invitationKristin
Mar 6, 2003 6:54 AM
It was one of those junk mail seminars. Thankfully, no one will make me attend as you have to pay to attend. Anything that costs money is strictly forbidden at the office. Unless, of course, it can be used to torture unsuspecting, innocent, hard-working employees. (I'm safe because I'm not hard working.) ;-)