There is no "Discouragement, Part I" because I opted to stick it my draft pile, not for public consumption.
I may e-mail it to Megan Risbon, however.
It's a post about the biggest waste of time I have spent at a meeting in my life.
And I'm an expert in pointless meetings. I'm a member of the LDS Church, where we have meetings to plan having a meeting to discuss what we learned in the last meeting about cutting down the number of meetings we have.
Let me give you a rundown of what happened. It was supposed to be an election of Leg Chairs and a "Precinct Officer Training." We did elect Leg Chairs, which was effective (I'm Vice Chair). However, at the "Training" we learned what we are going to learn at the grassroots training we will have in the future. (more on that later)
I have better things to do with my life than to sit around at 9AM on a Saturday listening to what I will learn about in a month. Unless I can get a guarantee that things will be better, I may not show up for the next "Training."