Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Don't you hate it when the world conspires against you?  OK, that might be a little bit strong.  It was only a minor glitch.  I just don't like to say, "stop."

I managed to volunteer (I use the term loosely) to set up a series of meetings across the state for educating cattlemen.  We did a few of these meetings last year and they went over well.  A group of private companies along with some industry organizations cooperating to bring programs for educating cattlemen on new technology isn't a new thing, but, we did it in a slightly different way than had ever been done before.  It worked.  The people involved were happy and the cattlemen felt like it was time well spent based on the feedback we received.

This year I drew the short straw.  I was put in charge.  It seems strange, because generally I like to be in charge, but, I didn't want to head up this project.  Scheduling 12 meetings in 12 different locations on 12 different days over a 2-month period and coordinating speakers for 6 different time slots -- oh, not always the same speakers -- is challenging to say the least.  Plus, the world doesn't stand still so, these had to fit into already packed schedules for all involved.  And, we got a late start.  Maybe that was my fault.  Maybe it was just circumstances.  I don't know.

Anyway, to make a long story short, one of the meetings for the first week is going to have to be re-scheduled.  Circumstances beyond my control -- or, for that matter, beyond the control of anyone involved -- for a change.  I'm more of a "damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead" type.  But, that strategy won't work this time.  Oh, well.  One out of 12 isn't too bad.....


1 comment:

jbboren said...

"No good deed goes unpunished."