Thunder Thief

imagesDo me a favor Mr. senior executive.  Avoid belching forth the phase, “I don’t mean to steal Jackson’s thunder, but…”

Let’s face it. That’s exactly what you intended to do.

Don’t get me wrong. I get it. You’re out of touch, ill informed and about as productive as a papier-mâché prophylactic. Still, it’s considerably uncool to attach your name to someone else’s work by providing some have assed introduction that couldn’t make the grade as a TMZ movie spoiler.

I’ve been around long enough to know that helping the higher ups appear competent in front of the C-suite is part of the job description. So just nod and smile while I walk through the presentation and thank you for your “guidance”. Pipe up again and I’ll have to counter with a little, “I don’t mean to bludgeon Mr. Dick Monkey to death with a laser pointer, but…”

Sound like a deal?