Friday, 22 January 2010
velcro suit moment
Other folk have been doing the travelling this week whereas I found myself static with an unexpected WAH day today.
The only thing was, that in addition to my meeting in Scotland (this morning) and my meeting in London (lunch time) I had a Big Meeting with New York (late this afternoon). Of course, these meetings were electronic rather that F2F.
I say the Big Meeting was New York, but it was also Sweden, Holland and a few other places. This is where the WAH factor crept in. I should remind that WAH = Working At Home.
That's been me, all day. Online, on the phone, doing stuff. Non client facing. Relaxed dress code.
It was all going well up to the point where I clicked the link for the Big Meeting.
Up booted a nice screen on my PC. And a little video square, which then toggled through Los Angeles, New York, Stockholm, Brussels, Amsterdam and so forth. Everyone was wearing suits. Proper business attire. Looking very business-like.
I was WAH-casual.
I could hear a sort of stabbing dance chord playing in my head. Psycho meets electro trance.
I checked that the little green light hadn't come on above my PC screen. No, the camera was off. I flipped to the edge of the screen.
Clicked the menu.
There were about 20 people on the call and the number was still rising. Only 30 percent had the little video symbol.
I thought to myself, maybe these other voice only people are also WAH today.
I may need one of those standby velcro suits.
And some gaffer tape.