Make a butcher your hairdresser


Writers write. Artists draw. Painters paint. Designer design. Right? Wrong. That’s what you’ve been brainwashed into believing. When you want change shake things up a bit. Throw caution to the wind. Get a fresh perspective on an old problem. Let the painters write. And the writers design. Stand back and see sparks fly.

Excess Baggage

A man in a goatee and ponytail goes to the airport to check in.

He hands over his passport and ticket, and the counter staff requests him to put his baggage to be weighed.

The minute he does so, the alarm goes off. He’s got excess baggage.The man is furious and begins to argue with the airline staff since all he has is a small bag that weighs only a few kilos.

The duty manager is called in as the situation is spiralling out of control.

The manager calms the guy down and in the process asks him what he does for a living; the guy replies that he’s a creative person in an ad agency.

A rather knowing smile appears on the manger’s face as he turns to the counter staff and says, “Don’t worry about it, that’s just his ego!”

So the question we creatives (BTW spell check refuses to recognise the word ‘Creatives’) need to ask ourselves, is why? Why do we walk around with such inflated egos? We have done nothing that warrants this. We haven’t found a cure for a deadly virus. We haven’t recorded a hit song or written an Pulitzer-winning book. We haven’t discovered a country. We didn’t invented anything useful, and never will. And to make matters worse, our job titles aren’t recognized by the labour ministry.  

The next time you feel like your ego is getting too heavy to carry around, grab a pin and pierce it. Feeling better already?