One of the benefits of working with the public is the opportunity to observe what the public is wearing.
Last week, a member of that public wandered into the retail establishment I work in wearing this t-shirt:
'The floggings will continue until morale improves.'
Sharp intake of breath. Jaw-drop. Oh. My. God.
I don't know the origin of this quote, but it is genius. Like the drumming of Ziggy Modeliste, the writing of John Updike and Pepper Jack Doritos.
If you've ever worked for a living, the shirt's grim truth is obvious. It is the Newton's Law of employment-inspired quotations about misguided leadership and authority abused and general back-asswardness.
And hey, isn't that what work is all about?
Have a great day.