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'The problem is I can't tell the difference between a deeply wise, intuitive nudge from the Universe and one of my own bone-headed ideas!'
Tags:wisdom, intuition, intuitive knowledge, knowledge, spirituality, decision, decision-making, money, intelligence, guidance, divine guidance, hunch, hunches, discernment, philosophy, spiritual growth, homelessness, homeless, beggars, begs, poverty, failure, skid row, bankruptcy, idea, ideas, dumb idea, dumb ideas, nudge, universe, wise, stupid, dumb, idiot
"He made the big money, fast cars, lotsa dames... then, one day he hit the skids... lost it all!"
Tags:friend, friends, sportsmen, sportsmen, baseball, baseballer, baseballers, career, careers, success, successful, big money, money, car, cars, dame, dames, women, female attention, reminisce, reminisces, reminiscing, remember, remembers, remembering, hit the kids, fail, fails, failed, failure, failures, injure, injured, injury, injuries, remind, reminds, reminding, friendly, wave, waves, waving, mascot, mascots, costume, costumes
"The bailout money, …. Cosgrove took it and bailed out."
"Well, I guess the bubble has burst over at Phillips Rodny Associates."
Tags:metaphor, metaphors, burst your bubble, business, businesses, bubble, bubbles, fail, failure, failures, failing, failed, failed business, men, businessmen, businessman, bankrupt, bankruptcy, financial bubble, finance, finances, financial, space, outer space, expression, saying, expressions, sayings, debt, debts, liquidation, liquidated, liquidate, insolvent, insolvency
Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies: Alumnae News
Tags:alum, alums, alumni, alumnae, chance encounter, chance encounters, old friend, old friends, college friend, college friends, art school, art schools, visual arts, visual arts major, visual arts majors, faux pas, cringe, cringes, cringing, awkward, awkward scenario, awkward scenarios, awkward scene, awkward scenes, copywriter, copywriters, writing copy, copy, advertising agency, advertising agencies, career, careers, success, successes, successful, compare, compares, comparing, comparison, comparisons, waitress, waitresses, fail, fails, failing, failure, failures
Playfully skirting catastrophic failure since 1924
"I was against Russo-Disneyland from the start."
Sculptor's Attempts At Sculpting Crumpled Paper Ball End Up In Trash
Tags:concrete, marble, marbles, block, blocks, sculpt, sculpting, sculptor, sculpted, sculpts, statue, statues, model, modelling, art, artist, artists, artistry, artistic, artistically, artistic license, artistic licence, paper, fail, failure, failed, paper ball, paper balls, crumpled, scrumpled, indicative, indicative joke, metaphor, metaphorical, literal, literally
Annual fear of failure marathon.
"I'm a wunderkind slash flop."
Tags:coronavirus, covid-19, covid 19, corona, virus, pandemic, pandemics, disease, diseases, me, trouble, troubles, social distance, social distancing, 2m apart, success, successful, failure, failures, fail, failing, failed, fails, pie chart, pie charts, everyone, in the same boat, more successful, dilemma, dilemmas, looking down on oneself
"Charlie, it's us, your teammates. We're here to help you. The other team's getting an awful lot of hits and we're worried."
Tags:worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, pitcher, pitchers, pitching, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, meeting on the mound, meetings on the mound, intervention, interventions, intervene, intervenes, intervening, fail, fails, failing, failure, failures, bad day, bad days, rough day, rough days, rub it in, rubs it in, rubbing it in, mistake, mistakes, accident, accidents, embarrass, embarrasses, embarrassing, humiliate, humiliates, humiliating, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism
"He won't get far without this!"
"Lord knows we're given McCauley enough rope. Why hasn't he hung himself?"
Tags:expression, expressions, failure, failures, disappointed, disappointment, disappointments, success, succeed, hang, hung, boss, bosses, manager, managers, plenty of rope, enough rope, office, offices, businessman, businessmen, business, businesses, executive, executives, cutthroat environment, cutthroat environments
Wall Street Down
Tags:wall street, finance, financial crash, financial crashes, stock market, stock markets, stock market crash, stock market crashes, recession, the recession, recessions, double-dip recession, double dip recession, stock exchange, stock exchange, the new york stock exchange, the new york stock exchange, shares, share, failing, failure, stats, statistics, occupy wall street, drain, drains, down the drain, failure, breakdown, breakdowns, collapse, collapses, decline, declines
"I guess someone else with three wishes is wishing your three wishes don't come true."
"I hope, Reinhardt, that you're not one of those people whose sense of self-worth is defined by their job."
Tags:office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, job satisfaction, overworked, overwork, overworking, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, self worth, self-worth, self-esteem, cubism, abstract art, failure, failures, failing, work life balance, work-life balance, criticise, criticising, disapprove, disapproving
"We were too busy ignoring the warning signs to pay attention to the projected disaster."
Tags:risk, risk averse, risk aversion, avoid, avoiding, avoiding risk, avoid risk, warning sign, warning, warnings, warning signs, projected, projection, projections, disaster, business collapse, business failure, meeting, meetings, board, board meeting, boardroom, exec, execs, management, manager, managers, executive, executives, failure, fail, failed, disaster, ignorance, inaction, passive, passivity, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinating, procrastinates
'At this point, I'll ask all of you to follow me to the conference room directly below us!'
"She's inconsolable since Mizrahi went belly-up."
Tags:inconsolable, belly up, goes belly up, going belly up, middle age, failure, failures, fail, fails, failing, house coat, house coats, worry, worries, worrying, fashion designer, fashion designers, fashion design, fashion designs, designer label, designer labels, going out of business, goes out of business
Sign over one of three teller lines at a bank reads "Reassurances"
Tags:bank, banks, banking, bank teller, bank tellers, teller, tellers, cashier, cashiers, customer service, money, finances, withdrawals, deposits, reassurances, line, lines, queue, queues, lineup, lineups, line up, line ups, lining, queuing, sign, signs, signage, bankruptcy, bankruptcies, economy, economic troubles, economic problems, recession, bank failure, bank failures, insolvency, financial institution, financial institutions, financial crisis, failure, failures, too big to fail, banking crisis
Shoulda. Woulda. Coulda.
"My grades may be low. But, on the bright side, so is my cholesterol."
Sun crashing into sea foils rescue attempt.
Tags:desert island, desert islands, marooned, castaway, castaways, rescue, rescues, rescue attempt, rescue attempts, apocalypse, the apocalypse, end of days, the end of days, end of the world, the end of the world, condition red, sos, disappointment, disappointments, let down, let downs, so near yet so far, failure, failures, false hope, modern life, anxiety
"I could't make it here, so I'm going to try Boston."