There is few things I hate more than the unproductive meeting. Walking out of them with unfinished business sucks because the next step is always to set up the follow-up meeting. Little gets solved and there are more questions than when we started.
Take today for example. I sit down in the conference room with the circular table. Nice view outside of the wooded area. The sun is shining and melting the light, fluffy snow off of the trees. I sit back, answer some of the questions asked via teleconference. I give some input when needed. I pay attention. For the first 20 minutes at least. Then I start to focus on the real issue that is concerning me.
What do I want to drink before dinner tomorrow?
This meeting I am sitting in is totally boring. I need to have a plan for tomorrow. I am familiar with the bar at the Italian joint. I know they will have Maker's Mark, but they didn't have ginger ale last time. The bartender attempted to make the GA with Coke and 7 Up, but it isn't the same. Drinks start going through my head.
Maybe 7&7? Possible.
Martini? Unlikely though I haven't had one is probably 10 years. I may like them for all I know. But being downtown, I don't feel like possibly paying 10 bucks for a drink.
Brandy Old Fashioned? I am too young for that. Though they can be quite good, I don't want to feel like my grandmother. Why do I feel the need to explain what brandy is to some people that are not from the Midwest?
Captain & Coke? Nope. That is not a pre-dinner drink.
Beer? Whereas beer is a good choice for some meals, it is not for Italian food. Plus, pre-dinner drinks should be just that. Drinks. Cocktails. Not beer.
Wine? Well, that will be with the meal. One of the few times I drink wine is with dinner.
Vodka tonics? I am not quite the vodka connoisseur. Possible but highly doubtful.
Blue Sapphire and tonic? I think I have the winner here. It resonates in the brain. The thought makes me want one right now even though I just got out of a meeting. How it may taste in roughly 30 some hours is a different question.
But it is a front runner. I am also open to suggestions. Please order them up below.
What should I drink before dinner tomorrow?