The day started with a meeting called by my Director. Scheduled to start at 9 am iI started from home at a quarter past eight, initially planned to be on the dot of eight. This time the meeting is at the city campus of UiTM Melaka, and as a common Malaysian I made it ten minutes late, five of which was wasted to look for a parking lot and another five to walk from the car to city campus building. The meeting did not start off since there were new developments going on, other campuses were closing one after the other; Trengganu, Perak and Pulau Pinang, maybe others too plus non UiTM like teacher institutes.
Datuk director was held up by his involvement in discussions with other directors and Tan Sri VC on their Blackberries (I guess). When he entered the auditorium at half past ten he was still on the phone, at times texting and reading incoming texts. The meeting wasn't actually a meeting, no minutes and more of a briefing on Influenza A H1N1. The main issue was some had written to the editor of New Straits Times under the pseudonym of a writer from Penang, and Datuk director was very unhappy.
The meeting or briefing ended at a quarter past noon and I rushed down, got a quick lunch a and drove off with the intention to fetch my girl from her school in Klang, 150 kms or thereabouts away. I did not rush immediately since the car felt unfit for speeds.