It was rather inappropriate to be invited back to rejoin the EPSRC committee that I left in 2018 – especially since many other ‘new’ members were my former colleagues and friends.
I disgraced myself by falling asleep in the first meeting. When I awoke in the auditorium, I couldn’t work out where I was nor what had happened. Then I remembered that there had been some talk of break-out groups.
I left my seat to look for my group in one of the break-out rooms. Another slumberer followed me through the double doors. He thought that he would get away with steering me along the corridor with his hand on my bottom. As soon I realised that he was a groper, I hastened out of his way.