I Love Thursdays
I spotted these t-shirts over on Zazzle.co.uk earlier on and I’m tempted to get one. Thursdays have to be my favourite part of the week at the moment, with video and photography classes spanning my entire college day.
I don’t particularly mind Wednesdays. Databases and ActionScript are on the agenda this year. I’m finding programming a challenge, but I suppose it would be dull if it wasn’t.
My Mondays and Tuesdays, however, are marred with excessive amounts of time given to Personal Development and Team Building classes.
I’ve always enjoyed Team Building workshops and weekends. I’ve been on plenty of them with the Civil Defence, with Irish Mensa, and with a couple of organisations that I’ve worked for over the years. I’ve built bridges out of paper, directed blindfolded team members through minefields, and used buckets, balls and rope to conduct successful rescue missions. I’ve gotten to know so many people and we’ve had FUN!!!
Our Team Building workshops in college are lacking in…..well….in team building. We’ve built no paper bridges but we’ve tiptoed through several minefields.
The exercises we’ve been given have, for the most part, involved half-hour group discussions based on moral dilemnas rather than puzzle solving.
Except for last Tuesday when we were given twenty minutes to come up with twenty-five ways we could make money out of a Hiace van.
God grant me patience! What a waste of those twenty minutes of my life. Not to mention that the type of Hiace wasn’t even specified. If it was a truck, then we’d have to rule out at least twenty of the twenty-five ideas that we came up with, from perfectly legal activities like chicken rearing, to some more rather ‘dodgy’ practices that I couldn’t possibly list here as my mother might be reading. I’m not even sure that she knows what hash is!
I want those twenty minutes back to write a blog post!!