Employee:  Boss, our worries are over! I know how to rent that place on Main Street.
Boss:  Great! How?
The employee holds up a sign for the boss to read.
Boss:  “Always make new mistakes.”
Silence.
Employee:  Before you say thank you, let me first say ‘you’re welcome.’
Boss:  Johnson, when trying to drum up investors, it’s best not to remind them that they could be making a mistake.
Employee:  How’s this then?
The employee takes out another sign.
Boss:  “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.”
Silence.
Boss:  Why don’t you just write, “This is a bad idea,” and call it a day.
Employee:  Hey, that’s not a bad idea!
Boss:  Dammit man, stop reminding people of failure!
Employee:  Boss, I read that 90% of businesses fail within the first five years. That’s a lot of businesses!
Boss:  Johnson, we want the 10% of businesses that succeed!
Employee:  Yeah, but those people are too smart to open a store downtown.
Boss:  Dammit, you’re right. Let’s go with “Always make new mistakes.”

Employee:  Boss, our worries are over! I know how to rent that place on Main Street.

Boss:  Great! How?

The employee holds up a sign for the boss to read.

Boss:  “Always make new mistakes.”

Silence.

Employee:  Before you say thank you, let me first say ‘you’re welcome.’

Boss:  Johnson, when trying to drum up investors, it’s best not to remind them that they could be making a mistake.

Employee:  How’s this then?

The employee takes out another sign.

Boss:  “If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.”

Silence.

Boss:  Why don’t you just write, “This is a bad idea,” and call it a day.

Employee:  Hey, that’s not a bad idea!

Boss:  Dammit man, stop reminding people of failure!

Employee:  Boss, I read that 90% of businesses fail within the first five years. That’s a lot of businesses!

Boss:  Johnson, we want the 10% of businesses that succeed!

Employee:  Yeah, but those people are too smart to open a store downtown.

Boss:  Dammit, you’re right. Let’s go with “Always make new mistakes.”

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