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Thursday, April 22, 2004
Hooray for demotivation!
On the third floor of this building, near my cubicle, there's a HBO promotional stand-up of Larry David. It's been there for about three weeks. I pass this thing four times a day and its the first thing that greets me when I get to work. Cardboard Larry has his hands on his hips and he's wearing an expression of pure and utter condescension. Next to him, in huge white letters, are the words "Curb Your Enthusiasm." All that's missing is a thought bubble with the words: "This is what you're doing with your life? HA!" I'm completely convinced this stand-up has already cost the company over $150,000 in lost productivity.
I'm considering using a nearby jet printer to make Larry a paper sombrero, Elvis sunglasses and a tall, cool mai-tai. What's holding back this potential waste of over $2.00 worth of office supplies is his sneer. I can't think of way to cover it up. On the other hand, maybe I need to review my goal. A cardboard Larry decked in Caribbean gear would be even more pompous. A Cold War-era military uniform and a monocle might be more appropriate.
Yes, these are the sort of thoughts that bop around your head when you're stuck at work and the sun is shining.