On the wall behind his desk, my boss has one of those PERSEVERANCE pictures of a guy pushing a boulder up the side of a mountain. It looked to me that if the mountain got any steeper, the boulder would roll backwards and kill the guy.
My boss said, “Are you even listening to me?”
“Yes,” I told him. “Of course.”
Why push a boulder to the top of a mountain? The picture should be called ABSURD not PERSEVERANCE.
“Please,” my boss said, “tell me what I just told you.”
I, of course, had no idea what he just told me. From there, my day went quickly downhill. PERSEVERANCE should be a picture of me getting out of bed i...
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