MY personal time is invaded by work meetings. So we have categories such as lunch meetings or breakfast meetings or dinner meetings to discuss business. And now, we have even more categories created. Introducing to you:
1. Late supper meeting
2. Super late supper meeting
3. Tea before dinner meeting
4. Lunch 2nd round meeting
5. Brunch meeting
6. Quick catch up coffee anytime meeting
7. There is also the "I will WhatsApp you after Subuh-type Whatsapp discussion meeting"
The only thing left is phone meetings while in the toilet. If that happens, I will have printers, fax machines, laptops, in-trays and out-trays in the toilet as well. Whatever makes sense as long as you show me the money!
Extension to the story:
Meanwhile, the usual meetings in the office have their own drama. We have meetings within meetings. Then in the middle of the meeting, my dad will call to say "Nowadays, you don't have time to talk to me. Why don't you talk to me now?".... with the people for the next meeting already waiting at the door because they are five minutes overdue to meet me.
And in between all that, I had to run to the toilet because I have to let go of the long-postponed urination. Even then, there will be someone running alongside while running to the toilet so that I can sign his son's PIBG walkathon donation form. Then suddenly, the maid calls, "Bapak, ini #emilboy badannya sudah 40 di termometer.... panas ni."
So all meetings just got flushed into the toilet only to be replaced with a two-hour wait at the hospital for the sake of lil #emilboy
Johan Ishak is Chief Executive Officer of Media Prima Television Networks