1 = Dumb But All = Dumber

El Mirage, Arizona

I went to a pickleball club meeting yesterday. While we’re not going to be here very long, I wanted to pay my membership dues. And I wanted to volunteer some time to help with training entry level players.

Most meetings are at least a bit counterproductive and at least a bit of a time suck.

This meeting was no exception.


I’ve been to and run a lot of meetings over the years as I’m sure you have, too, Gentle Blog Reader.

The theme for volunteer organizational meetings generally follows the same agenda:

  1. Some people are doing all the work.
  2. They are getting tired of it.
  3. The rest of the people need to step it up.
  4. No one in the audience volunteers to help.
  5. So the same people keep doing the work…

I was talking with Melissa about it, and she quoted a demotivational poster, “None of us is as dumb as all of us.”

I had never heard that expression before, but it makes perfect sense for office and volunteer organizational meetings…


But according to science, the most important thing to a successful meeting is to have donuts! So I’ll be bringing donuts to the next meeting… 🙂