Staying Fit At Work

office-chaos-cartoonWho needs a health club when you have a job!

Jumping to conclusions
Flying off the handle
Dodging responsibility
Pushing your luck
Pushing the sale
“Just punt”
Doing an endrun around projects
You’re stepping out of line
You dodged that bullet
Just throw it in the trash
“Let’s take a time-out”
Throw in the towel
“Let’s put that on hold”
Rushing to conclusions
Shoving a knife in your co-workers back
Knocking the business down
Circling the issue
Stepping on her toes
“Let’s take a step back”
Tripping each other up
Running around in circles
This is over my head
Run over by a bus
Racing toward the deadline
Sidestepping expectations
Dancing around the issue
Stretching the truth
Pulling for others
Dragging out old grudges
and finally…
Butting heads together

And it’s all done before lunch!

Books by Fr. Joe Jagodensky, SDS. All available at
“Soulful Muse,” reflections on the Catholic Church and U.S. culture
Living Faith’s Mysteries,” reflections on the Christian seasons
of Advent/Christmas & Lent/Easter
“Spiritual Wonderings and Wanderings,”
reflections on the Catholic Church and U.S. culture

Newest books include:
“Letters From My Cats,”
a collection of letters written by my cats
“Bowling Through Life’s Stages,”
Bowling as a metaphor for growing up


About Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS.

A Roman Catholic priest since 1980 and a member of the Society of the Divine Savior (Salvatorians). Six books on the Catholic church and U.S. culture are available on
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2 Responses to Staying Fit At Work

  1. ervross says:

    This is a particularly good one, Fr. Joe erv

    From: Soulful Muse To: Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 5:33 PM Subject: [New post] Staying Fit At Work #yiv1236103092 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv1236103092 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv1236103092 a.yiv1236103092primaryactionlink:link, #yiv1236103092 a.yiv1236103092primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv1236103092 a.yiv1236103092primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv1236103092 a.yiv1236103092primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv1236103092 | Rev. Joe Jagodensky, SDS. posted: “Who needs a health club when you have a job!Jumping to conclusionsFlying off the handleDodging responsibilityPushing your luckPushing the sale”Just punt”Doing an endrun around projectsRushing to conclusionsShoving a knife in your co-workers back” | |


  2. Jack says:

    Classic Fr. Joe….accurate and to the point!

    How about ‘Let’s push the envelope’…that doesn’t burn many calories, though!!👍


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