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'No kidding! I thought the term, 'bean counter' was just a slang term.'
"When you're counting as many beans as I was, a few are bound to stick to your plate."
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"Sorry, boys, but we're cutting back on bean counters till we have more beans."
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"...I thought I was too smart, too idealistic to end up this way, but LOOK at me! I've become an entrenched bureaucrat!"
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Businessman sees sign in window of 'Fred's Chili Bowl' restaurant: 'Now Hiring a Bean Counter'.
"That reminds me: I need the sales figures ready for tomorrow's meeting."
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"Let's switch things up. Today you crunch the numbers and I'll count the beans."
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In a perfect world, bean counters would only count beans.
"I'm sorry, I thought you wanted an accountant."
Welcome Bureaucrats! (Convention of bureaucrats).
Jack and the Bean Counter
'Bill, I want you to meet Hal from accounting.'
After his first day, Lester, the new accountant for Acme Solar, Wind & Biomass Energy, Corp., realized he had become a green bean counter.
Where are they now: Jack from Jack and the Bean Stalk ends up in a dead end job as a bean counter.
'Is it safe to come out? Are the auditors gone?'
'Well, Ken, unfortunately 'close enough' won't do on this report.'
Bean Counter Salad.
"Actually, I'm more interested in seeing how we stack up against the competition."
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