The nature of the culture of my profession is that a high percentage of meetings and conference calls I get stuck in are totally useless and should be done in 1/10th the time.
Recently, one of my colleagues languished for 2 hours in a meeting dedicated to determining what color cake to serve at a staff party. I think I'd blow my head off if I were stuck in such a situation.
I stick things on my calendar or tell people to snag/call me if I'm not done by a certain time to protect myself from such nonsense, but I was wondering what others here have had to endure? I'm not just thinking meetings, but dates, or any situation from hell.