Enjoy The Victory

sales graph cartoon

I keep my ear to the ground for words and phrases that I can play with. It’s like this little unconscious screen you filter everything you come in contact with through. Most of the time when something sticks I jot it down on a scrap of paper and then mine those later for ideas. Recently, I ran across one with “told you so” on it and set to work on coaxing out a cartoon.

There’s plenty of low hanging fruit to go with “told you so,” but the phrase has a certain smugness about it that wasn’t working for me. So I started playing with different ways to say it:

  • See?
  • What’d I tell you?
  • Saw that coming.

But the one that stuck was “called it!” and this arm-pumping guy came to mind almost immediately. I hope he enjoys his victory, because somehow I don’t think he’ll be working there much longer.


Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website, Andertoons.com.

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  1. Too funny! I have a feeling there are a lot of “called it” moments that happen in boardrooms, though, hopefully, not nearly as celebratory.

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