You know you’ve heard a message like this: “Today is Tuesday, Aug. 3, and I will be in court and then meetings for most of the day.”
Why not just tell us the how the rest of your day looks? “I plan on eating chicken salad at lunch with a hint of tarragon. What is tarragon, anyway?”
I can not think of another segment of workers who – as a group – seem to follow this protocol so fervently. Does anyone know how this became protocol?
Isn’t it a huge pain to update your voice mail every day? Come to think of it, maybe this habit is a primitive ancestor of tweeting your every move. “I’m at my desk. I’m leaving my desk. I’m walking down the hall. There’s a lawyer. There’s another lawyer.”