There is an e-mail that makes the rounds with lots of pithy sayings, one of which is,
"Some people are like Slinkys. Not really good for much, but still really fun to watch after you push them down the stairs"
or something along that line.
Well, I have been wracking my brain for a couple days trying to come up with something even remotely humorous to put up here. I have failed.
Which reminds me of the new product we launched about a year and a half ago. Market research was done, big plans were made, and a huge outlay of cash was performed to bring in a significant chunk of the product.
At the introductory meeting, the guy who was our GM at the time held a sales meeting to introduce it, and as he repeatedly stressed what an important product line it would be, his tag line was, "Failure is NOT an option."
To which some wag (and surprisingly, in a group where I was and was, at the time, happy...the odds are significantly less than 100% that the wag was me as there are two other guys with sharper wit and nastier tongues than I) replied, "It is not an option, but it IS a foregone conclusion."
Sadly, he was right. The line failed, and did so spectacularly. I sometimes wonder if that, indirectly, is not responsible for that GM leaving to pursue sales, his first and true love.
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