In other words, hell week. 10 hours a day in a conference room, watching powerpoint presentations and hearing (over and over) why X is the best in the universe! But Y is too! And Z!
The meetings tend to drag on. One of the last speakers on the last day just sent me over the edge.
He said "Um" a lot. And I mean a LOT.
At one point, I decided to tally the "um's" during a five minute period. I got to 22. This was a 60 minute meeting, which means there were potentially up to 264 "Um's" per hour...
He was pitching a good product, but I didn't learn anything from the meeting. On my notepad, I had tally marks and the word "um" written down about a dozen times. This scene from Family Guy kept repeating in my head...
Does this make me a bad person, or would you have done the same?
I'm sorry, but as a listener, I can't get engaged in a conversation like this. The value of what you're saying just goes down the drain, if all I can hear is "Um...."