Wednesday, September 20, 2006

take me to your leader

Tomorrow morning, at the aburd hour of 5am, I get on a bus with a couple of dozen of my workmates and head to a rather nice-looking resort for a 3-day "management and leadership training retreat" (I do have a bit of managerial responsibility, though "leadership" is a bit rich). I've NEVER been on one of these things before. As long as I'm not swamped with work, I quite enjoy official reasons to slip away from the grinding tedium. The program for this one looks interesting and useful -- management in a cross-cultural context / Asian vs Western management styles, decision making, etc (and god knows I need decision-making skills). One can only hope that this is all a ruse, and all we're really going to do is some sort of lame obstacle course wearing shit-looking helmets and the "trust" game, where someone closes their eyes and fall backwards into the arms of their colleagues.

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Anonymous Digby McFunt said...

Wombat, I DARE you to take a guitar, whip it out mid-session, and sing this:

Pretty girl on the hood of a Cadilac, yeah....
She’s broken down on freeway nine.
I take a look and her engine’s started,
I leave her purring and I roll on by....bye bye

Chorus
Free love on the free love freeway,
The love is free and the freeway’s long...
I got some hot love on the hot-love freeway
I ain’t going home cos’ my baby’s gone
A little while later, see a senorita,
She’s caught a flat trying to make it home,
She says "Por favor, can you pump me up?"
I say "Muchos gracias, adios. Bye Bye."

Free love on the freelove freeway,
The love is free and the freeway’s long
I got some hot love on the hotlove highway,
Ain't going home ‘cause my baby's gone.

Little while later I see a cowboy crying,
"Hey buddy, what can I do?"
He says "I lived a good life, had about a thousand women."
I said "Why the tears?", he says "‘cause none of them was you."
Free love on the free love freeway,
where the love is free and the freeway is long...
I got some hot love on the hot-love freeway
I ain’t going home cos’ my baby’s gone

10:35 pm  
Blogger secret wombat said...

Brilliant. I never even thought of pulling a Brent. What could have been...

11:30 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SW - you're back from leadership land. There MUST be some excellent pointers for the aspiring leader you can share?

11:19 am  
Anonymous Jeffery said...

Check out Digby 's website at www.icyhotstunta.com . Cool dudes!

11:51 am  
Blogger secret wombat said...

Ah yeah, Dig's good with da linx.

Anon - all in good time, all in good time...

5:54 pm  

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