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The 2nd Annual Consulting Firm Caption Contest! (Join in)

Whether you’re a long-time reader or you’ve recently started perusing these articles, you’ve probably grumbled at least once…

“How can someone who combines lackluster drawing skills with groanworthy puns build such a successful consulting practice? Sheesh, that illustration doesn’t even help!”

Well, now’s your chance to show off your wit, charm, humor, punniness, knowledge of obscure chocolate trivia and all-around consulting awesomeness.

Last year while I was on vacation, I posted an illustration and asked readers to pen the caption. That led to a couple dozen excellent entries.

I bet this year while I’m on vacation you can do even better.

Add some text to the drawing below. What (if anything) are the characters saying? Does the illustration have a title? Maybe it’s about consulting… but then again, maybe not. Let me (and your fellow readers) know in the comments below.

If you didn’t contribute a caption last year, definitely write something in this year’s contest. It doesn’t have to be the funniest. Just give it a go.


82 Comments
  1. Paul Wicks
    May 18, 2022 at 5:57 am Reply

    “When I asked you two to elevate your thinking this is not what I had in mind.”

    • Tomaž Vidonja
      May 18, 2022 at 10:52 am Reply

      It’s not what it looks like. Always ask, what’s going on. 😀

      • David A. Fields
        May 30, 2022 at 9:24 pm Reply

        Exactly, Tomaž. That would be a good caption.

    • David A. Fields
      May 30, 2022 at 9:23 pm Reply

      Very funny, Paul!

  2. Peter Harris
    May 18, 2022 at 6:19 am Reply

    A SpaceX flight for those on a budget

  3. Kenneth Russell
    May 18, 2022 at 6:28 am Reply

    “It can be scary taking that first leap into consulting. Here… Let me help!”

    • Mike
      May 18, 2022 at 10:06 am Reply

      Well done

    • Wendy Kurtz
      May 18, 2022 at 3:49 pm Reply

      Exercising the termination clause in your contract…with one simple step!

      • David A. Fields
        May 30, 2022 at 10:05 pm Reply

        Very funny, Wendy. Good one.

  4. Terry "Doc" Dockery
    May 18, 2022 at 6:43 am Reply

    “When I’m feeling down, Sally’s always there to give me a lift!”

    • David A. Fields
      May 30, 2022 at 10:22 pm Reply

      Very cute, Doc!

  5. Ken Acer
    May 18, 2022 at 7:50 am Reply

    I’m Jane, from Amazon. I heard you speak at that conference last year. We’ve decided to give your firm a contract to solve our supply chain constraints.

    • David A. Fields
      May 30, 2022 at 10:31 pm Reply

      Clever, Ken.

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