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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."
"Sorry, boys, but we're cutting back on bean counters till we have more beans."
"...I thought I was too smart, too idealistic to end up this way, but LOOK at me! I've become an entrenched bureaucrat!"
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."
"Let's switch things up. Today you crunch the numbers and I'll count the beans."
In a perfect world, bean counters would only count beans.
"I'm sorry, I thought you wanted an accountant."
Jack and the Bean Counter
'And that pretty much sums it up.'
'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.
'Is it safe to come out? Are the auditors gone?'
'Well, I'm really good at thinking outside the ledger!'