Some of our favorite cartoons from the pages of our magazine with a shirking-work theme:
“Well, it looks like somebody is catching up on his paperwork!”
Don’t you hate when the boss shows up at an inopportune time? I think they have radar for honing in on this sort of thing. The radar doesn’t work when you’re plugging away, just when you relax (okay, goof off).
“Don’t play games with me, Henderson. I know you can hear me. Get on the red-eye back tonight. We need you for the presentation in the morning!”
Whoa—talk about radar. Don’t think you can get out of work by going on vacation, either. I knew I shouldn’t have picked up that seashell!
“I heated the thermometer next to a light bulb so my wife wouldn’t send me to work.”
It isn’t just the boss you have to work around sometimes. A day off with the dog, TV, and a bowl of popcorn is just the ticket—even if one has to be devious to pull it off.
“I’ve decided to get up and go to work after all. I’ll call in sick some other day when I feel better.”
We are an odd species: work when we don’t feel well and stay home when we do. I guess this guy didn’t want to waste a perfectly good sick day.
“His new motto is never put off until tomorrow what you might be able to get out of altogether.”
Some folks just have it down to an art form.
“Could you at least burn a candle at one end?”
Of course, if you really want to master the art of getting out of work, just study a teenager. Have a safe and happy (Getting-Out-of) Labor Day!