Someone has put up a load of posters at work, with the slogan:

There is nothing you can do
That can’t be done

Is it me, or is there really some sort of stating the obvious thing going on there? That’s just another way of saying “You can do anything that you can do” isn’t it?

Someone was trying to be clever and it went horribly wrong. Or am I being a complete sap and missing something blindingly obvious?

11 Responses to “Sloganeering”

1. rjw

I think they’ve made a typo, it was meant to say

There is nothing you can do
It can’t be done

2. Simon #2

Its from The Beatles – All You Need Is Love

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love.
There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done.
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung.
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy.

Get them to put up some demotivators from, much better ;o)

3. Olly

Ah, it’ll be some sort of valnetines thing then. Quite what its got to do with work I don’t know – probably missed a memo or something :)

4. grant

Is it not one of those shitty motivational posters……

5. matt

You need posters saying:
You are despensible
Remember that.

6. Olly

I was talking to someone in HR about the posters. Apparently I’m going to have to do a shitload of work related to it ;-)

7. matt

oh dear.

8. Simon#2

<nelson stylee>HA HA!</nelson>

9. Stuart

My mind is a flowering bloom of double negatives.

10. Owen

Did I leave at a bad time?

11. Olly

No, not at all…

/me chases Owen down the road threatening to copy and paste him to death ;-)