So last night we had the board meeting, and things are starting to go on hold pending appointments to the new board (of which there is no sign yet).
It's a good board, and pretty cohesive. That said, there are people on there whom I do like, like not as much, and some I wish would shut the hell up.
C is guar-an-teed to talk about her son at some point. Last night it was about his tonsils. Fascinating, but a) this is not the place, and b) you've told that story already.
S is this retired guy who, while well-intentioned, just doesn't fit. He works at a different wavelength than everyone else. At first, this was just an odd idea or two, but now it's these whackadoodle ideas that have little to do with the actual matter at hand.
Last night we needed to receive drawings for the proposed renos to one of the meeting rooms. Fine. Not complicated -- we're just receiving documents, not even debating them. He got going into this whole thing about how we should have a hangout space with a Starbucks and stuff, to make it a pleasant place for people to be and spend lots of time.
Well, no. Firstly, because this is a meeting room, and not a lounge. We don't want people hanging out there, we want to host our own events, or rent the space out for whatever.
Second, if people want to hang out, they can do it on the first floor, second floor, third floor, or fourth floor.
Third, we wanted a coffee place originally, but were nixed by the market next door, and it's never going to happen. We've discussed this.
Fourthly, and most importantly, IT'S NOT THE MOTION ON THE FLOOR. We are here to RECEIVE A DOCUMENT. Are you in favour of receiving the document, or not?
And as for the Chair, she needs to focus too, and shut this guy up.
I really, really hope he doesn't get reappointed. I think he has that feeling, and is going for a blaze of glory or something. But I am getting sooo frustrated with him. Next week, I have to do the budget presentation for Council, and he was coming up to me and saying "you should say this" and "you should say that".
You know what? I'm a fucking volunteer. I'll read what's on the fucking sheet. If you want to say this or say that, YOU can go stand in front of a few hundred people and do it yourself.
People are talking about reappointments happening in May. That, of course, conflicts with the Boat. What the hell -- we only submitted applications in November...
Nervous about it all. Whackadoodle guy is not helping.