☎ How EVERY conference call begins….

<< It’s 10:00 am….🕙 >>

BILL: Hello, is anyone on the call yet?🤷‍♂️

<<long silence >>

JOE: Hello, this is Joe.

BILL: Hey Joe! It’s Bill. How are you?

JOE: Good. How are you? 😃

BILL: Oh, pretty good.

MIKE: Hey this is Mike on the line.

JOE: Hey Mike, how are ya?

MIKE: I’m good….yourself?

JOE: I’m good. I’m good, thanks for asking. 🙄

10:05 << still waiting on Sue >>

BILL: I think we’re still waiting on Sue to join us……

<< awkward silence >> 🤦‍♂️

JOE: Sooo…um…how was everyone’s weekend?

<< DAMNIT, JOE! Now 10 minutes of blah blah blah about everyone’s weekend and weather updates nobody cares about.>>

<< STILL waiting on Sue >> 🕖🕘🕙

SUE: Hey guys, it’s Sue! Sorry I’m late but I’m dialing in from the road right now (Sue is SUPER important). Sooo, HOW IS

BILL: Good.

MIKE: Good.

JOE: We’re good, how about you?

SUE: I’m just great!

<< Awkward pause, everyone PRAYS that Sue doesn’t ask about the weather >> 🙏🙏🙏

SUE: Sooo, how’s the weather in your part of the country?

EVERYONE: << Oh Jesus. Let’s rehash the weather report for Sue’s benefit >> ☀🌦🌄🌪❄

10:20: BILL: Ok, well, I guess we can start now… 😭


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