Sales Are Quite Bleak

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For a while there, I was getting really awful reception on my cell phone. In the kitchen, I got a great signal. Move to my office, though, and I may have well have been on the moon.

I soon became obsessed with checking my bars and trying to figure out exactly where and under what conditions my calls got dropped. What if I stood this way? What if I opened the window?

The blue sweater! It must be the blue sweater!!

And then one day it hit me that those little bars looked a lot like a sales graph (goodness knows I love a good sales graph!) and the above cartoon was born.

So I guess something good came out of it – but I’d still like to be able to call my friends from my office.

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,