I used to have to write a weekly status report...
...that I suspected my boss never looked at as he made at least another 15 folks write them also for Friday lunchtime submission. They took a couple of hours to do and lot used to get stressed over it.
So I started sending the same on in each week with just the date changed. I did that for nearly a year until I finally left.
Had he caught me out some time later, I would have just shrugged and said -
"Okay you got me, but would you like me to go out there and tell all the others you don't look at their reports either?...No? Didn't think so!"
As for meetings? I found if you fell asleep in a few, people didn't bother asking you along to them so you had more time to get proper work done. I could do the falling asleep with my eyes still open trick so all they saw were my my eyes rolled up to the whites. Use to freak people out more than annoy them. It's not what you do but how you do it.