August 13, 2002

Despair, Inc.

Valentine's Day is nowhere near us, and even if it was, I don't take much stock in it. But these candies make me wanna love someone, in that special way that Despair, Inc. loves its customers. Some of the "bitter musings" on these candy-hearts are...

"TIME 2 TRADE UP"

"WE NEED 2 TALK"

"NO SCRUBS"

and my personal fave...

"I DESERVE BETTER"

I have to say, I really subscribe to what these people are all about. Their trademarked slogans are something that any semi-disgruntled, underpaid, underappreciated, life-suckingly employed person can stand behind. Not that I have any of these characteristics whatsoever, because I love my job!

Here are a couple of my favorite "Despair" slogans...

"ELITISM: It's lonely at the top, but it's comforting to look down upon everyone at the bottom..."

"MEDIOCRITY: It takes a lot less time, and most people won't notice the difference until it's too late..."

"LAZINESS: Success is a journey, not a destination. So stop running..."

The year before last, I had a calendar from them that went over like gangbusters at my old job. I was the envy of all the calendar-less worker-bees in the joint - and that's what it's really all about, right?

So, for those many fans of mine who are desperately searching for my next birthday, Christmas, or even Labor Day gift, I suggest you pay Despair.com a visit and fill your little virtual shopping baskets to the brim!


posted by julie at August 13, 2002 09:00 AM


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