I get into the office this morning at 8:30 a.m. Turn on my computer. Open my Outlook¹ and a message pops up, reminding me that I registration for the workshop I was supposed to be at started half an hour ago. A workshop downtown. And I, as you’ll recall from 3 sentences ago, am in my office. Which is not downtown.


Fortunately, I was able to get a cab to come to get me and whisk me downtown pretty quickly, so I only missed the first few minutes of the first session, but boy did I feel stupid! Why hadn’t I put that workshop in my Palm Pilot calendar? Or set the Outlook reminder to remind me yesterday before I went home, instead of for this morning?

¹Yes, I use an evil Microsoft product. Not by choice.

5 Replies to “D’oh!”

  1. Nope, I underteched! If I’d had it on my Palm, it would have been all good! I don’t think the answer would be to have less techy gadgets… like, I didn’t own a Palm Pilot, or didn’t have a work email & calendar, how would that mean I would have remembered? You aren’t trying to take away my techy gadgety goodness, are you?

  2. It’s not my fault! We are forced to use it because it’s the system that everyone uses, so people send meeting invites and check if each other are available in stupid Outlook.

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