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"Cosgrove, why don't you tell us what you did on your summer vacation while your department fell into disarray and your projections proved to be woefully inaccurate."
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"We have two options... boldy tackle the challenges ahead, or hold off and hope an asteroid strikes."
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'As you can see the market forecast is quite loopy in the next quarter.'
'As you can see here our downward trend exceeded even the expectations of the people who make our graphs.'
Chicken Little's annual report to shareholders.
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"What's Tim doing on the window ledge?"
'Ho,ho,ho, but can you be more specific?'
'His business forecasts make flipping a coin quite respectable.'
"Your forecast. . . It was exactly right. It's like you have sixth sense."
"And these projections are based solidly on hope, crossed fingers, and fear."
"Remember that optimistic, slightly crazy, throw a dart at the wall forecast? We beat it."
"Personal request here. Do not begin your forecast with the words 'I'm just guessing, but...'."
"Our best case scenario is a giant meteor entering our atmosphere to wipe out an entire species of shareholders."
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"That's because supply exceeds demand."
'In an effort to make our economic reporting and projections more accurate, our resident weatherman will be delivering the economic news.'
The End of Crisis.
"Reality??? Man, you're hopelessly outdated! Nowadays we have forecasts and statistics."
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"My gut tells me the whole business is in flux. Of course, that could just be because I have diarrhea..."
"A cup fell from the board on your head and you didn't see this coming? Well, I wonder if you're the right man for your job."
"Johnson's our head of forecasting, he alos works part-time as a successful science fiction writer."
"What makes you think that things look bad for our company?"
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Man with downward spiraling graphs has ink leak with same projection.
I'm pinning up next year's chart. You've got high hopes.
....Today the new economic forecasts get published...and that means we have to work overtime...sorry.