Chair Force Engineer

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The Meeting that Refused to Die

I had to miss the highlight of the day, the televised launch of Discovery, because I was in a meeting that started at 8 AM. We had expected it to last until noon. Instead, we took a lunch break then and were back in the meeting by 1:30. I left before 2 PM to attend a claims briefing, and the meeting was still going when I returned around 3 PM.

During the course of the meeting, it felt like I was trying to drink from a fire hose. There was just way too much information to digest, and a lot of the technical issues were foreign to me.

Perhaps the worst part of military life is the moving process, the reason why I was being briefed by the claims department. The Air Force hires movers who are about as smart as grilled cheese sandwiches. They break your items, lose them, and steal them. The moving process is the epitome of incompetence.