Snark of the Day 8/29/17 – Corporate Insanity

Recently, we received word from a Shark in the field of some of the craziness going on in corporate offices everywhere.  This poor sap informed us at SnarkShark Central that during his day job, he has been beaten over the head for months about increasing communication between departments.

So, the other day, he decided to make a real effort at it.  He had a big project coming into the plant, and decided to have a meeting with everyone to review what would be involved in getting it done on time and under budget.  He felt really good about how it went, and that it would benefit his company having this communication early in the process.

After the meeting, unbelievably, his boss pulled him aside and berated him for pulling people away from their regular work in order for him to have the meeting.  He cursed him up and down, and screamed at him for taking people away from their actual work to just have a conversation.

How is anyone in their right mind supposed to function in an environment like that?  That’s a special kind of crazy to yell at someone for doing something that you had previously yelled at them to do more of.  So, clearly this whack job boss, has no idea what communication really means.  What about you, fellow Sharks?  What’s your craziest story of corporate insanity?  Share in the comments below.

Shut Up About the Sun!

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So, apparently, there was some sort of beautiful, once-in-a-lifetime, cosmic event today.  I find it hard to get excited about this sort of thing when the world is going to hell in a hand basket. Perhaps I’ve lost my sense of childhood wonder, but are you seeing what’s going on out there?  I mean let’s talk about all the stuff the world is going through:

  • Game of Thrones just started up again, and there’s only one episode left before it once more disappears beyond the Wall.  Who needs to die for that?  Surely, someone needs to wear Viserys molten crown for the shafting we are being given.
  • Have you gotten a Peanut Buster Parfait from Dairy Queen lately?  They don’t even bother to take that little papery shell/sleeve off the peanuts before they put them on the sundae.  What the heck is that stuff anyway?  What purpose does it serve?  You freakin’ have a shell already, Peanut!  What do you need that peanutty undergarment for?   You’re ruining my comfort food.
  • Are you aware that there are now teaser trailers for movie trailers?  How badly and how early do you need to have the story ruined for you before you see a movie?
  • Do you know that the top channels on YouTube are mostly videos of people playing video games?  There are apparently millions of your fellow humans who would rather watch someone play a video game than actually play the game themselves.  There was a time when you were looked down on for playing video games instead of being out in the world and actually doing something.  Now, we apparently can’t even muster enough moxie to play a video game ourselves.

If we can’t deal with some of these problems that our society is facing than we need to stop worrying about being in the zone of totality and start worrying about being in the zone of banality.  Or it could just be that I’m ticked that I couldn’t see the freaking eclipse worth a spit from my house…

Dad Joke DeathMatch!

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!!  From time to time here on SnarkSharks.com our designers come up with more than one great design for the same shirt concept. As Head Shark, it is ultimately up to me to make the final call.

But, sometimes, I’m just too dang lazy to make a call.  Being snarky 24 hours a day is, sometimes, just exhausting.  So I exercise my right as leader of this little luau to delegate.  And so, my friends, I present to you our first ever Dad Joke DeathMatch!  Two shirts enter, one shirt leaves.

 

It is up to you my friends, to vote in the comments below or on our Facebook page.  Place your votes, add comments if you feel so inclined, but remember, much like Highlander, there can only be one!

We will be randomly be selecting 10% of the voters to receive a $5 off coupon code for use in the SnarkSharks Shop.  So vote early, vote often, and share us on social media so that your friends can also have there say.

 

 

One Punch, Two Punch, Gut Punch, Throat Punch

 

OK, so I am no Dr. Seuss.  My disposition is not nearly sunny enough for that.  In fact, today my disposition is downright dark.  Ever feel like you got into a gang fight with the Universe, but your gang didn’t show up.  That’s been my week.

Gut punches and throat punches that the Universe has landed this week:  death in the family, heart attacks in the family, job trouble, a fire that burned down a piece of equipment, a teenager with an existential crisis, and more.

If it weren’t for the saving grace of being able to snark on here, I might have to do something really stupid, like run for public office.