Category Archives: If Roger Sterling Were Here

My Vision Board Mocks Me

I recently finished Oliver Burkeman’s lovely “The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking” and feel newly liberated. I’ve embraced anti-positivity for a while, but it became doctrine when I realized that my 2016 Vision Board contained a picture of Hillary … Continue reading

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Would The Women of “Mad Men” Have Blogged About All The Crap They Were Taking?

Four years ago I worked at an ad agency where I met a female art director who once told me that she didn’t watch “Mad Men” because she failed to experience the “ironic distance” from that time period. After working … Continue reading

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Please Advise

[PLEASE NOTE: The below entry is a fictional account inspired by past employment experiences in advertising.] Dear Team, Thank you all so much for working through the night.  Especiallay, Abdelazzizi, who took my 2:00 AM (New Delhi time) phone call and listened to my … Continue reading

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Tall White Male

I think The Man is getting taller. Maybe it’s the genetically modified food. Or maybe they are growing. I don’t remember feeling so short. Or ethnic. And I do not look ethnic (hello blindingly white skin). Working in advertising it’s … Continue reading

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