Me, ranting again

I’ve just been reading an article on the web that reveals 5 Monday Morning Task for a Successful Week. I’ve included the link because it seems the polite thing to do, both for the author and the readers, who might like to know why I am fighting a rising tide of sarcasm. On the other hand, you may want to avoid reading it.

Get an Early Start. 

Set a New Goal

Schedule Meetings for the Week

Show Appreciation

Assess Upcoming Challenges

My replies.

All starts feel early, and all early starts end up later then I intended by the time I’ve seen to the kids, made sandwiches, gone back round the block for something I forgot and complained about how slowly I move in the mornings since old age started to bite.

You can set a new goal any time. I do it when I’m falling asleep at night – it always seems easier then and the goals always seem more grandiose.

Yes, meetings, let’s have more of them. After all they are always productive, nobody ever drones on (and on) and you never come out of one feeling like some idiot has stolen a portion of your life.

Again yes, that’s what the world needs – more shows of insincere appreciation. Say thanks to people when they do something good. Say it at the time and say it as often as necessary.

Don’t even understand the fifth one properly – what job allows you to wait until Monday to “Assess Upcoming Challenges”. Do it Friday and have a peaceful weekend.

I’m not saying it’s all wrong, but I don’t like the way it’s delivered.

This is the sort of article you get when you allow shiny, smooth, plastic child-men with degrees in management to write about management.

You don’t need a degree in something to be good at it. For proof of this show me another of these articles. I don’t have a degree in swearing, but  if I ever have to assess another of these articles you’ll see that I’m pretty good at it, even if I do lack paper qualifications in Applied Invective.

14 thoughts on “Me, ranting again

  1. beatingthebounds

    Very funny. You need to be careful though – BS lists like that abound on the internet.

      1. beatingthebounds

        I think that’s an age thing – just my era, that reference. Personally, I hope you do stumble across more banal advice, I enjoy the ranting, after all ‘anger is an energy’.

  2. kwall732

    As I read the same article I thought 1) Early start is something I learned from my single Mom days, although I dare say my definition of early and his might be a few hours off 2) What if you haven’t quite finished up an old goal? 3) I ‘schedule’ my meetings by begging out of any gathering that doesn’t have an agenda, which is really a hostage situation 4) I’m with you – show appreciation and gratitude in the moment, although I do like the idea of looking back to make sure someone nice didn’t slip through the cracks 5) Monday is too late to assess the upcoming – it’s Monday, it’s NOW. Although I do like to take a moment to peer ahead to see if there is any oncoming Stupid to avoid.
    As for sarcasm, hang ten and ride the wave.

    1. quercuscommunity

      All sounds fair to me – but I find it easier to listen to you than some glistening youth. (That should be taken as a compliment,, just in case you were wondering…

  3. jgeerlings

    Not going to hit the like button because my sincerity could be in doubt. When I look ahead at the week on Monday morning, I prefer to remember the line; “Never put off for tomorrow what you could put off for the day after tomorrow”.


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