I saw a book of brain teasers on my old partner’s desk one time. I said, “I didn’t know you liked brain teasers.” He said, “I don’t. Someone gave it to me for Christmas. I’ve got three f’ing ads due tomorrow. That’s my brain teaser. I’m so stressed, I almost screamed and jumped out the … Continue reading "I Didn’t Know You Could Do That"
If you want to see where ad people rank on the list of trustworthy professions, just Google “gallup most trustworthy professions” and head to the bottom of the list. We’re right there above Members of Congress and Car Salespeople.
As I write this, I’ve just come from a meeting where we couldn’t get the laptop to sync with the large monitor in the conference room. Stop me if you’ve heard this one.
My wife texted me the other day and asked me to pick up a chicken and some salad on the way home. My reply was one word: “No.” Here’s why that’s funny.
I was at an agency a while ago, trying my hand at pleasing one of their clients. I worked hard and wrote what we all agreed was not only great stuff, but also just what the client was looking for. But I failed. The client hated it.
There’s an older gentleman at church that we used to sit near every week. I’ll call him Frank. Because that’s his name. He, on the other hand, calls me Dave.
I got two emails the other day that reminded me of how important every interaction is with every customer. In both cases, I was the customer.
As a writer, I especially appreciate the lyrics of a song. There are so many talented lyricists, but my favorites are Jackson Browne and Bernie Taupin. I acknowledge Bob Dylan’s greatness as a lyricist, but frankly, I find so many of them nonsensical that he’s not a favorite of mine. I’m sure it’s because they’re … Continue reading "Paul is Traveling Tonight On a Plane"
When you’re at a place full-time, you have a little leeway as to how hard you can argue with your co-workers. If you’re a jerk on occasion, they’ll usually put up with it. Sort of like Olympic scoring. Throw out the low and the high score, and you’re judged on your average.
The more observant of you will have noticed that I schedule my posts to publish at 7:19 a.m. Why that time? And why am I telling you this on 7/19?