Just had another meeting reminder pop up on my e-mail outlook. It's not the worst thing in the world. I know there are - hold on, just received another meeting request for a future date - many people who have busier meeting schedules than I do.
What amazed is that, as I looked at my calendar to see more information about this meeting happening in 15 minutes, I noticed about 5 additional 'sit-downs' over the next 48 hours. On the surface, maybe not a big deal. But here's the thing: During all the time I'm not at or prepping for a meeting, I am teaching, grading, planning, etc.
The end result is that a lot of the work I could otherwise get done during the day turns into work at home, outside of my hours!
In the grand scheme, it's nothing more than a small annoyance; some meetings are downright beneficial.
If nothing else, venting a little while something is on your mind can do some good. Better run, that meeting is in 5...