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Waiting for a meeting that never happened
13-MAY-2008

Waiting for a meeting that never happened

Grand County Library in Moab, Utah view map


When I visited the Grand County Library in Moab I noticed that it had a meeting room. It was empty. I hate to see good facilities go to waste, so I went inside to have a meeting, sat down at a table, and waited. Note my serious expression---I was all business. No one showed up. No meeting took place. I wonder if my using furniture that is sized for little kids scared off potential meeting attendees. On my next trip to Moab I'll try again, using adult-sized furniture.

When I posted this photo, I neglected to mention Joe Tripodís involvement in making this picture. After reading The Third Side's comment (thanks!), I woke up and corrected that oversight.


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Dave Beedon30-Jul-2009 03:32
Mike, your meeting photo is a blatant example of plagiarism. My legal department will be in touch to enlighten you about intellectual property rights, apologies, and damages. Because of the three-hour difference in our time zones, the damages will be triple the normal amount.

The sign affixed to the table in your photo is nice.
The Third Side29-Jul-2009 22:37
You were in the wrong place at the wrong time Dave. The meeting was herehttp://www.pbase.com/fromtheheart/image/115396732

Sorry, we went ahead and started without you.
LeeG24-Jan-2009 05:52
I'm still waiting for my escort to this shindig in the parking lot of the Moab Piggly Wiggly..
Dave Beedon24-Sep-2008 22:43
Steve, thanks for "coming out of the closet" as it were. (By the way, how many hours did it take for PBase to log you in?)

Your suggestion for the meeting is most welcome. On some occasions I have been forced to settle for a conversation with id, super-ego, and alter-ego. The results have been positive. But lately, those characters have exhibited a definite pessimism (about the value of a certain photo-hosting service). In my effort to "educate and inform," I strive to associate with positive thinkers.
Steve Ainsworth24-Sep-2008 18:16
I am the mystery guest who posted the last comment. I neglected to log in when I made the comment and it rendered me as an anonymous guest which, now that I think of it, could come in handy sometimes.
Guest 24-Sep-2008 18:10
Dave, you can always meet with your id, super-ego, and alter-ego, not to mention those strange voices that float around your head.
1moremile21-Sep-2008 22:05
You sure this isn't a Washington Pbase get together?
Dave Beedon19-Sep-2008 21:37
Dave, I appreciate your thought about the sign on the door, but I think you are confused (after all, you live in Toronto). The sign I placed on the door said "Developing Methods for Gaining Insight into Russia by Looking at It."

John, the debriefing meeting did not take place either---no one showed up to listen to my report on The Meeting That Never Happened.

Jason, thanks for the sympathy.
exzim19-Sep-2008 16:14
Dave, you forgot to take the sign off the door that said 'Lehman Brothers Staff Meeting'
John Cooper18-Sep-2008 11:32
Where are the photos of the de-briefing meeting, to discuss what happened at the almost meeting. You should organise a meeting to find out what is happening here.
PS sack the person who designed that carpet.
PPS, lose the FBI shades, they frightened away the one person that thought of joining in.
Jason Anderson16-Jul-2008 04:00
I've attended countless meetings that I wish had never happened, or that might as well never have happened. Perhaps this cloud had a sandstone lining.
Dave Beedon16-Jul-2008 03:29
Lee---I tried to get you in. My administrative assistant attempted to deliver two VIP passes to you, but he got sick in the City Market parking lot and had to leave before the delivery could take place. I fired him for dereliction of duty.

Larry---my heels are on the floor. The table was so low that I could not place my feet flat on the floor. Thanks for the compliment.

Monte---please try to remember that my mission is "to educate and inform," not to make people laugh. Wipe that smile off your face and put the unit in Run 8.
LeeG15-Jul-2008 18:52
I was in town for this meeting but the security was so tight they would not permit me to enter the Beedon "All That Is Significant Is In Moab" conference. Must have been my road partner.. he scares the suits.
http://www.pbase.com/surfnmoto2/image/85210438
1moremile15-Jul-2008 15:19
Dave, you're one of a kind. Maybe they felt intimidated.
Unbelievable that the furniture is so small and your feet still
don't touch the floor. Just how tall are you?
(Actually Cindi Smith wants to have a meeting with you when
she gets to Seattle.)
A great portrait, Dave. V.
Monte Dodge15-Jul-2008 13:32
LOL,, great story!! vote
The Third Side15-Jul-2008 12:39
At least Joe Tripod made the meeting.
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