Piccie from here.
I had the great pleasure of spending today, the whole day, in a large fluro-lit room that could easily have been mistaken for a common room in a prison, say, if only the wooden skirting boards hadn't been quite so decorative.
While not literally a prison, it was prison-like nonetheless.
And what oppressive force caused this day-long sentence? That's right! A professional development day! While I'm still at a loss to explain the words 'professional' and 'development' in that phrase, I can confirm that it took all day.
In the sea of 'blah blah' that washed over me today, here are three things that I learnt:
1. If you're in agribusiness and have trees maturing in 18 years time you might want to have a think about climate change, or at least pretend you have when someone asks you a question about it;
2. An insurance salesperson with a broken foot is not ironic, it's karma; and
3. The funniest sentence uttered by anyone anywhere in the world about the whole global financial crisis chestnut is this: "Asset prices may fluctuate with, you know, your market forces."
Yep, they'll do that. Gotta watch your market forces. Won't someone lock me up and spare me anymore learning?