Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #36

13 Demotivators from despair.com

This site provides posters, mugs, notepads and lots more for the workplace. They all have great pictures, but instead of the usual inspirational drivel, they have slogans for the real life in the office. I've actually had some these up at my workplace before. (Back when I used to work, that is.) If you're already feeling bummed today, you might not want to read any further. If you're in a good mood, go for it. The pictures have a lot to do with the slogans, so follow the links too.

1. Adversity - That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable.

2. Cluelessness - There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.

3. Dare to Slack - When birds fly in the right formation, they need only exert half the effort. Even in nature, teamwork results in collective laziness.

4. Despair - It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.

5. Fear - Until you have to courage to lose sight of the shore, you will not know the terror of being forever lost at sea.

6. Get to Work - You are not being paid to believe in the power of your dreams.

7. Futility - You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take, and , statistically speaking, 99% of the shots you do.

8. Give Up - At some point, hanging in there just makes you look like an even bigger loser.

9. Individuality - Always remember that you are unique. Just like everybody else.

10. Laziness - Success is a journey, not a destination. So stop running.

11. Meetings - None of us is as dumb as all of us.

12. Mistakes - It could be that the purpose of your life is only to serve as a warning to others.

13. Stupidity - Quitters never win, and winners never quit, but those who never win AND never quit are idiots.

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12 comments:

aftergrace said...

How funny! I have all of these slogans, complete with their photos as some of my screen savers.
#13 is my favorite.

Darla said...

I love these! Despair.com is one of my favorite places to just browse. And shop for presents. :)

amy said...

these are great...I cant believe I havent read this blog before..I love it

Samantha_K said...

3 and 7 - ha!
Love this list!
Happy TT!!

MamaArcher said...

very interesting list! Thanks for sharing! have a great weekend!

JAM said...

I love those things. A friend at work has one posted on his office door.

It shows what looks like a McDonald's container of fries and says:

POTENTIAL - Not Everyone Gets To Be An Astronaut When They Grow Up

I'm just negative enough a person to love these things.

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

These crack me up to no end. I really like the pictures that go with them, too.

Happy TT!

Attolia said...

despair.com! Yay! 1,3,5 have always been some of my favorites.
And I'm glad you posted these today because it made me realize they have new ones since the last time I looked! :)

Nicholas said...

These are all new to me. Great list!

Heather said...

The truth hurts! These are great!

Tina said...

Back when you used to work? Riiiight...

Anonymous said...

I want to put these up on my wall over my desk.

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