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Slowly, almost imperceptibly, feelings of futility started to creep in,
Stop pay toll.
Sisypus taking a lunch break from pushing his boulder uphill.
Kafka, Age Ten
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I wish they'd quit sending my financial statements."
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"Well, that's done!"
"A little to the right."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, unhealthy relationship, unhealthy relationships, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, conflict, conflicts, nagging, backseat driver, backseat drivers, sisyphus, sisyphean, futile, laborious, myth, myths, legend, legends, greek mythology, boulder, boulders, rock, rocks, stone, stones, stone carving, stone carvings
"Are you now, or have you ever been."
Tags:court, courts, court room, court rooms, judge, judges, justice, defendant, defendants, jurisprudence, jurist, jurists, law, laws, judiciary, judicial, judicial system, hearing, hearings, congressional hearing, congressional hearings, testify, testimony, testified, empty suit, empty suits, politician, politicians, politics, communism, communist, red scare, huac, play on words, invisible, invisibility, invisible man, absurd, absurdity, futile, futility
Tags:fish, fishes, goldfish, goldfishes, fish bowl, fish bowls, order, orders, ordering, ordered, pet, pets, owner, owners, stay, stays, staying, stayed, ridiculous, silly, pointless, absurd, futile, futility, unnecessary, silly, stupid, trivial, irrelevant, irrelevance, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
"Another desert island cartoon clipping from my uncle."
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"Still won't start?"
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"Your mother is becoming more and more incomprehensible to me."
Tags:husband and wife, husbands and wives, couple, couples, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, easter, easter time, easters, easter egg, easter eggs, easter egg hunt, easter egg hunts, difficult relationship, difficult relationships, drift apart, drifting apart, decorated egg, decorated eggs, hide and seek, game, games, mother, mothers, kid, kids, child, childhood, childhood game, childhood games, incomprehensible, futile, confusing, confused
Caveman with Boulder
"You can let that go till later, Harris."
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"Thank you for neglecting your work long enough to listen to my thoughts on efficiency."
Tags:managers, management, managing, micromanage, unhelpful, useless, unhelpful, pointless, pointlessness, neglect, neglecting, efficiency, boss, bosses, manager, warehouse, warehouses, managers, administration, organizing, organising, organization, supervisor, supervisors, supervising, futile, unproductive, worker, workers
"So we're agreed-whoever picks the short straw has to cold-call potential donors and try to raise enough money for some food."
Tags:cold call, cold calling, coldcall, coldcalling, fundraise, fundraising, fundraiser, fund raise, fund raising, fund raiser, donor, donate, donating, draw straws, straw, straws, money, futile, pointless, life raft, stranded, drifting, pointlessness, food, foods, ocean, liferafts, liferaft, life rafts, life boat, life boats, lifeboat, lifeboats, sea, ocean
Tags:repent, repenting, repentance, repentant, unrepentant, doomsayer, doomsayers, preacher, preachers, doomsday, doomsdays, scaremonger, scaremongering, doom merchant, doom merchant, irreverent, irreverence, self deception, self-deception, misunderstand, misunderstood, misunderstanding, futile, futility, waste of time, wasted time, wasting time, modern attitudes, deluded
"We need to rethink our strategy of hoping the Internet will just go away."
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Cat eyes up cocktail olive.
'Somebody left the can open! We're free!!!'
"No, it's not going to be O.K."
Tags:hell, the devil, devil, sin, sins, sinner, sinners, punishment, punishment, death, eternal damnation, circles of hell, depression, depressed, depressive, depressing, ok, okay, going to be okay, hopeless, hopelessness, futile, futility, stupid question, stupid questions, pointless question, pointlessness
Fish Going Around in Circles
Turbo-Capitalism meets its match.
Tags:capitalism, capitalist, rebel, rebelling, late capitalism, futile, insignificant, beat the system, capitalists, couch, couches, old age, aging, furniture, replacing, replacement, replacements, sofa, sofas, couch, couches, late-capitalism, consumerism, consumerist, philosophy, economic, economics
Desert island palm tree guard
"Great-now everybody at work is going to know."
Tags:relationship, relationships, secret relationship, secret relationships, love affair, affair, love affairs, affairs, giraffe, giraffes, zebra, zebras, cross breeding, crossbreeding, cross-breeding, secret affair, secret affairs, futile, futility, obvious, blown cover, conspicuous, unmistakable, noticeable, indisputable, spots and stripes