Aah... I am sorry to be copying stuff from office mail forwards and posting them here. But just couldn't resist this one :)
How to stay awake in meetings
Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars? What about those long and boring conference calls? Here's a way to change all of that.
1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call, prepare yourself by drawing a square(see above). I find that 10' x 4' is a good size. Divide the card into columns - five across and five down. That will give you 40 one-inch blocks.
2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block(again see above)
3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.
4. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand up and shout 'BULLSHIT!'
Testimonials from satisfied 'Bull shit Bingo' players:
'I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won.' - Adam, Atlanta
'My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically.' - David, Florida
'What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win.' - Dan, New York City
'The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box.' - Ben, Denver
'The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT!' for the third time in two hours.' - Paul, Cleveland