“Sometimes I spend whole meetings wondering how they got the big meeting table through the door.”
Meetings are the scourge of the efficient work day.
You know the drill – “Can we grab a quick 5 minutes here to chat about this together?”
What that actually means is – “Can we take you from your busy work day and say things in another, generally larger room for a lot more time than we need to?”
Wikipedia defines a meeting as “two or more people coming together to discuss one or more topics, often in a formal setting”. Not only is this one the most generic descriptions in the history of describing a word, but it highlights how meetings are broken – a formal encounter where people in the room speak about specific topics on a general level, most of the time wondering when the event will be over.