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"Look, I know you and I have had our differences, but can we at least agree that the goldfish is pointless?"
Tags:goldfish, pet, pets, dog, dogs, cat, cats, disagreement, disagreements, common enemy, common enemies, fish, impersonal, pointless, pointlessness, alliance, alliances, uneasy alliance, uneasy alliances, ally, allies, allied, difference, differences, set aside differences, setting aside differences, agreement, agreements
Removed by an Industrial Crane
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, office cubicle, office cubicles, cubicles, cubicle, crane, cranes, fired, firing, redundant, made redundant, redundancy, industrial crane, industrial cranes, business management, business manager, business managers, business executives, business executive, impersonal, impersonal management, bureaucracy, claw crane, arcade claw machine, lifted up, redevelopment, disrespect, disrespectful, undeserved
"The doctor wants you to point to where it hurts."
Tags:camera, cameras, surveillance, security camera, security, cctv, being watched, watched, watching, privacy, private, clinic, waiting room, waiting rooms, appointment, appointments, check up, check ups, check-up, check-ups, doctor, doctors, hospital, hospitals, medical professional, medicine, sick, sickness, ill, illness, hurt, hurts, point, point to where, point, show, showing, show me, keep your distance, distance, distant, modern life, digital, digitally, modern world, impersonal, personal, good old days
"Amazing. Their entire economy was based on gift cards."
Tags:gifts, gift, gift car, gift cards, civilisation, civilization, civilisations, civilizations, economy, economists, economist, lazy, laziness, archaeology, archaeologist, archaeologists, digging up, dig up, consumers, consumer, consumerism, capitalism, capitalist economy, impersonal, impersonal gifts, effortless, effortless gift giving, past, modern times, modern day, modern era, modern age, first world problems
"Your solution to everything is to show up, do your job, then go home!"
Tags:solution, solutions, do your job, doing your job, career, careers, nag, nags, nagging, chide, chides, chiding, admonish, admonishes, admonishing, wife, wives, husband, husbands, impersonal, worker, workers, workday, workdays, routine, routines, work routine, work routines, routine, routines, answer, answers, responsible, responsibility, responsibilities, scold, scolds, scolding, spouse, spouses
"I'd like to say something to you, Miriam - strictly off the record, of course."
Tags:marriage, statements, modern life, on the record, off the record, statement, issue a statement, issuing a statement, personal skill, personal skills, impersonal, businessman, businessmen, formal, formality, discussion, discussions, discuss, discussing, marriage problem, marriage problems, marriage trouble, marriage troubles, mankoff
"That's what comes from being a multinational. The company picnic will be in Tierra del Fuego."
Tags:company picnic, company picnics, big corporation, big corporations, corporation, corporations, corporate culture, corporate climate, big business, big businesses, multi-national, multi-nationals, impersonal, multinational, multinationals, team building exercise, team building exercises, tierra del fuego, away day, away days, tnc, tncs
"Shaded blue box on our org chart, meet dotted red arrow."
Tags:flow chart, flow charts, employee, employees, corporate mentality, corporate mentality, corporation, corporations, megacorporation, megacorporations, business, jargon, term, terms, terminology, dehumanize, dehumanizes, dehumanizing, dehumanise, dehumanises, dehumanising, dehumanization, dehumanisation, manager, managers, management, org chart, org charts, chart, charts, introduction, introductions, introduce, introduces, introducing, impersonal
"I'll take care of it impersonally."
Tags:customer service, bad customer service, executive, executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, business executive, business executives, bad service, impersonal, customer rep, customer reps, customer representative, customer representatives, customer support, customer care, insensitive, insensitivity, indifferent, indifference, detachment, detached
"I'm looking for a card that says 'Sorry about the herpes.'"
The Wedding of Sally and Joe, as captured on film by the world's first for-profit Satellite-Photography Service, from 23,300 feet
Tags:satellite photo, satellite photos, wedding, weddings, wedding photographer, wedding photographers, wedding photography, innovation, innovations, innovator, innovators, impersonal, wedding ceremony, wedding ceremonies, reception, receptions, wedding reception, wedding receptions, overview, overviews, eye of god, eyes of god
"How's the war going?"
Tags:war, wars, warring, virtual reality, drone, drones, drone strike, drone strikes, radio control, remote control, cyber, cyber operation, cyber operations, cyberwar, cyber wars, cyber warfare, vr, modern life, modern times, modern warfare, violence, impersonal, military operation, military operations
Extreme Coworking Space
Tags:extreme, extremes, small, tiny, cubicle, cubicles, office, offices, office worker, office workers, corporate drone, corporate drones, impersonal, employee, employees, employee satisfaction, cut costs, cuts costs, cutting costs, corporate culture, corporate ladder, coworker, coworkers, colleague, colleagues, personal space, share, shared, shared office, shared offices, partnership, partnerships, overcrowded, crowded, crowding
"Hi, this is Larry, the warm, human voice that pops in during your exasperating tour through our company's automated phone answering system, gets your hopes up and then dashes them to the rocks before you can utter a word. Please hold!"
"Well, I am, aren't I?"
"Don't you think after thirty years of marriage you could stop referring to me as 'the military'?"
Tags:military husband, military husbands, military general, military generals, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, partner, partners, term of endearment, terms of endearment, married life, married lives, army, army man, army men, impersonal, dehumanising, dehumanizing, term, terms, terminology, euphemisms
" 'To the peasants: Love you guys, love you all.' Sign it me."
"We couldn't connect. He kept spouting technobabble, and I, of course, kept coming back with psychobabble."
Tags:connect, connects, connecting, connection, incompatible, compatibility, psychobabble, technobabble, techie, tech, tech lover, tech lovers, personable, date, dates, dating, single life, single, bad date, bad dates, no spark, talk past each other, talking past each other, impersonal, nerd, nerds, geek, geeks, dinner date, dinner dates, blind date, blind dates
"Even though you gave the CEO a kidney, this is a lot of sick days."
Tags:organ, organs, organ donor, organ donors, organ donation, corporate culture, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, sick day, sick days, sick leave, perk, perks, expectation, expectations, business, businesses, kidney, kidneys, generous, generosity, spite, spiteful, high expectations, office drone, office drones, underling, underlings, corporate culture, impersonal
"Congratulations, keep moving, please. Congratulations, keep moving, please. Congratulations..."
Tags:graduation, graduate, graduates, college, colleges, university, universities, academia, academics, higher education, degree, degrees, line, lines, queue, queues, commencement, commencement ceremony, convocation, convocations, invocation, invocations, college graduation, college graduate, impersonal, long line, long lines, long queue, long queues, state of higher education, class size, class sizes, uncaring
Leadership in the Covid-19 Era
Tags:leader, leaders, leadership, leaderships, humanitarian aid, cartoonathon, humanitarian work, work from home, working from home, social distancing, social isolation, socially isolated, connected, connection, connections, human connection, personal touch, social media, impersonal, corona, virus, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, wfh, quarantine, quaratines, quarantining, remote worker, remote workers, teleconference, teleconferences, teleconferencing, meeting, meetings, internet dating, social network, social networks
"What makes you think this company has grown too large and impersonal, 78273?"
"I'm retiring, so on your next visit you'll be seen by two robots and an electron microscope."
Tags:retire, retires, retiring, doctor, doctors, family doctor, family doctors, physician, physicians, gp, gps, general practitioner, general practitioners, robot, robots, robot worker, robot workers, replacement, replacements, microscopes, electron microscope, electron microscopes, automation, automated worker, automated workers, impersonal, personal touch, personal touches
"I hate calling her—she always picks up."
'What disturbs me most is the growing impersonality of daily life.'