Addressing the Real Problem – Not!

Ignoring the problem

I worked in a few businesses where you’d regularly have to don safety glasses and/or a hardhat and venture into the shop to discuss or observe some manufacturing issue. And every time I’d go out there, I’d see the “Days Without A Lost Time Accident” sign and, unless something had happened recently, think nothing of it.

Then, more than ten years later, I’m folding laundry and listening the radio and like a bolt out of the blue this cartoon appears in my brain fully formed. That happens pretty rarely and it’s always much appreciated.

Maybe I should hang a sign next to my drawing table – “Days Without an Epiphany Cartoon.” Then again….

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,