Eyes Wide Open

Surviving a meeting is a serious business.

If the meetings are scheduled before lunch, you may run into embarrassing situations like The Grumbling Tummy. But meetings after lunch are just as dangerous. Those are the hours when your sleep cells gather together and decide to go berserk. Pure Yo Yo style!!


Imagine the manager going on and on about a mind numbingly boring critical issue, while in the warm dim-lit corner of the room, your head is about to do a “Oppa Hangman Style” (a notorious activity where the chin is digging inside the chest, eyes rolled up and mind in stupor. If this position is left for long, an even serious phenomenon called drooling might occur). In short, it’s a package deal of embarrassment. This reverie is often broken by a sudden start, when the person blinks for a while, looks around to see if he is caught and then fervently tries to cover up by asking questions that leave the rest of the team befuddled.




To avoid such sleepy situations; I have devised a super-smart-sleep-removal plan, though it’s not a guaranteed super-proof method, because often I have found myself woken up by someone directing their query at me. I would usually react by intently staring at the screen, trying to look as serious as my small droopy eyes would make me look and then mumble something in the lines of “I was just wondering if.....

As I was saying, to keep myself awake, I begin by examining the back of the person sitting in front of me. Now now don’t you raise those perverted fingers at me! I start with the shirt, is it checked, plain, striped? From what I have noticed, guys really don’t have much choice after all. (Don't count the number of stripes in the shirt; you might just lapse into a coma)



I performed an experiment too, right there in the conference room, known as The Yawning Circle. See I can be a scientist!! Yahaaa!! The experiment started when I yawned and observed if it spreads out. Although, others didn’t need any catalyst to trigger the yawning, they were rubbing off the tears caused by the constant opening and shutting of the mouth. I wonder if we can do a Mexican wave of yawning. Even amusing is to notice people stifle a yawn... ohh the constipated look on their face !!



In between the meeting, I even get time to check and click my heel. The one in picture is the culprit that made me slip into an awkward aerobatic position right in the middle of a mall. hmmpphhh where do you find cobblers in Sydney?




Well, for the time being, I suppose these tips should be suffice for you to survive the next meeting. Till then keep your Eyes Wide Open.

28 comments:

  1. Haha looks like you had such a meeting just now ;)
    Yawn Mexican wave is a nice idea :D

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    1. hehehe i just hope my manager doesn't read this :P

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  2. I'd be in trouble if I fell asleep in my meetings, since I'm the one conducting them.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2014/03/ww-time-of-her-life_11.html

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    1. hehehe maybe now you can know who's sleeping and who's not :D thank you for visiting :)

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  3. OH I HATE YOU!! How dare you make fun of the constipated face I make while stifling a yawn.
    MEXICAN WAVE OF YAWN. Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    1. ROFL hahahaha :P don't worry I too make that face... and think that i am doing the cleverest thing by not openly yawning :P
      thank you for writing in

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  4. LOL :D :D
    i get that a lot.. most of the times i do manage to sleep a wink or two by behaving like m taking notes.. once i was even caught in action during a training session and was asked "Meghana did you get wat i was saying" and i was like "yes yes i do.. i was jus thinking if maybe you know u cud give more examples!" :P
    haha so yes meetings after lunch are a strict no no!! and a meeting jus before lunch is a definite nono! :P not for the grumbling tummy but cos i get irritated if my lunch time is affected! :P

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    1. hahaha :P i hate it when people pinpoint and ask :P it's so embarrassing :D thanks for writing

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  5. That's what comes of starting on a thing too late :) Now Me _I practiced this since school and, so, KNEW how to sleep without getting caught out :)

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    1. ROFL :D yeah I am late latiff :P was a good kid in school *wink*
      thank you for visiting

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  6. Looks like you've mastered the art of controlled insomnia!

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    1. still on the process of mastering :P thanks for writing in

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  7. Excellent suggestions. I will put them to use.

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    1. and let me know if it works :D thank you for visiting

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  8. Haha...great tips...chuckling all the way :)

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    1. thank you so much Aditi. Glad it made you laugh

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  9. I was yawning the whole day. Caffeine, chocolates, washing face nothing worked. So, here I am reading blogs and trust me blogs, reading, writing keeps me awake :P Btw, the post of yours is so realistic and situation post for me :P

    constipated look on their face !// buaaahah, I tried the yawning circle today also in my morning meeting....

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    1. ROFL :D it's funny how it spreads :D thank you so much for writing in :)

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  10. If I ever conduct a meeting, I'll make sure to invite you and stare at you the whole time. Let's see you wriggle out of that one ;)

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    1. ooppsss... I hope I never have to attend your meeting :P thank you so much for visiting

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  11. UGH meetings. Such torture! Isn't fascinating how yawns are contagious? They're so weird, too. Scientists still don't agree why we yawn. Cute shoes, btw :)

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    1. yeah it's fascinating indeed. Thank you so much for writing in :)

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  12. lol. Whenever they keep a meeting immediately after lunch, I fall asleep :P atleast my brain is asleep. haha

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    1. yeah it's touch to control that sleep... thank you so much for writing in :)

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  13. haha...!! I know the stomach sounds all too well ... :D

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    1. hehehe the stomach sounds are so embarrassing :D thank you for visiting

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  14. Aha! I always knew you gals checked out guy's butts too...don't gimme that excuse of checking out their shirts....

    You naughty gal, you! :P

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    1. hahaha ROFL :D no no no :D gawd kiya kiya meaning nikalto ho :P
      nahi nahi I am a good girl :D

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