Thursday, August 3


NVMojo said...

eeeuuuwww, I hate this as much as nails on a chalkboard!

Clear said...

How is this a pet peeve? Doesn't everyone hate this? Or am I just projecting my extreme loathing of it onto the world?

Chartreuse Circe said...

Well, I agree that it's hateful. But I have a corollary to it -- I also really really really hate moderators who, having failed to enforce the limit on previous speakers, will attempt to force the closing speaker of the session to limit their talk not to the alloted amount of time they were given, but to the remaining time in the session. Much much much bigger pet peeve. Can you tell this has happened to me recently?

It makes me even angrier, because I said, in my opening slide, that I'd cut things down as much as I could and try to get us out as close to the orginal time as possible -- and the moderator still stood up and started flashing his watch at me -- 5 minutes before the end of session time. And this was a workshop, so it's not like anybody was going to be late for another session. Bastard.
Whew, I feel better now!

Anonymous said...

If everybody hated it, would so many people do it? I guess it's possible that people who hate it, when put in the situation of having to moderate, become completely incompetent. But still. And then there are so many people who just sit there and tolerate it, which also makes me wonder.

Chartreuse, you're absolutely right that the situation you describe takes it to one more level though, a really pathetic one. And a super unfair one at that.

Anonymous said...

yes YES YES.

and ditto on chartreuse circe's corallary.

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