And even, and even if we win, if we win, HAH! Even if we win! Even if we play so far over our heads that our noses bleed for a week to ten days. Even if God in Heaven above comes down and points his hand at our side of the field. Even if every man, woman and child held hands together and prayed for us to win, it just wouldn’t matter, because all the really good-looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk cause they’ve got all the money! It just doesn’t matter if we win or we lose. IT JUST DOESN’T MATTER!
~Bill Murray, “Meatballs”
Most of the things people argue about at work or is pointless is what Bill Murray was trying to illustrate in this camp movie, “Meatballs,” as his group of lovable losers was going to compete with the other camp. After all, at the end of the day, all the good-looking girls were to go out with the guys.
Many of the things people argue and complain about at work are even more pointless than that.
Give it up!
What are you fighting over anyway?
When the mindless chatter about this one of them on eventually evaporates, what will been accomplished anyway?
The violent disagreement about how something should be done is eventually decided, what will you get from it? Some of you believe you’ll get that raise or promotion you been hoping for. It won’t be any larger because your idea won.
What’s the point?
Ⓒ The Big Game Hunter, Inc., Asheville, NC 2020
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