Is the partial government shutdown hurting your business? Many are complaining, and finding reason to poke fun. Leave it to politicians to attempt to sound reasonable while being unreasonable. Here are the latest LOL-inducing, insightful and character-limited words of wisdom that helped me run my business this week.
Well, this is it. The last episode ever of Breaking Bad. Thank you for sharing this ride with me. Without you we never would have lasted.
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) September 29, 2013
Call it rose colored glasses, endless optimism or being a glutton for punishment - but entrepreneurs really do see the world differently.
— Christine Perkett (@missusP) September 30, 2013
— Kim Garst ツ (@kimgarst) September 30, 2013
Daughter, 14, just reminded me that right now our weekend DC zoo trip is canceled due to shutdown. This is beyond ...
— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) October 2, 2013
Hey girl, I'm not a doctor and you don't have health care...but I'll check you out any time. #ShutdownPickupLines
— Jennifer L. Pozner (@jennpozner) September 30, 2013
Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but I'm on furlough, so call me, maybe? #ShutdownPickupLines
— Sara Lang (@SaraLang) September 30, 2013
Due to a lapse in government funding, this account will not be active until further notice.
— U.S. Capitol (@uscapitol) October 1, 2013
"Breaking Bad" gets its most viewers ever. Because when better to start watching a show than the finale?
— Julius Sharpe (@juliussharpe) September 30, 2013
What you measure is what you become.
— Dave Morin (@davemorin) October 3, 2013
I have a love hate relationship with the combination of breaking news and social media.
— C.C. Chapman (@cc_chapman) October 3, 2013
Twitter Marketing Strategy: Ask a Question with a link to a website article or blog post that addresses that question.
— Cheryl Heppard (@CherylHeppard) October 3, 2013
On the shutdown showdown, the Chaplain prayed "deliver us from the hypocrisy of attempting to sound reasonable while being unreasonable."
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 3, 2013
Terrible week for online drug dealers who like zoos and monuments.
— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) October 2, 2013
Will the S-1 disclose how much people love getting notifications that their retweets got retweeted
— Matthew Zeitlin (@MattZeitlin) October 3, 2013
Think about an impromptu speech as a game Your attitude will change your frame of mind your brain will release the perfect answer
— Andrii Sedniev (@andriisedniev) October 3, 2013
Cost of shutdown to American economy: $300 million a day. Cost of shutdown to American dignity: priceless.
— Ronan Farrow (@RonanFarrow) October 3, 2013
House GOP admits this is all an elaborate promotional stunt for Parks and Rec season four.
— Downtown Josh Brown (@ReformedBroker) October 2, 2013
On call this morning, senior Treasury official continues to insist 14th Amdt and platinum coin are not workable options on debt ceiling.
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) October 3, 2013
If the children in Washington would stop the name calling for a few minutes maybe they could do their jobs.
— Steve Keating CSE (@LeadToday) October 3, 2013
I bet you $1000 Joe Biden comes back from the government shutdown with his hair in island braids.
— Eli Terry (@EliTerry) October 3, 2013
Cool things about being a turtle: -Born w a free house attached to you -No rent -No one minds if u eat a cricket -Could mutate into a ninja
— Rob Fee (@robfee) October 3, 2013
I've spent more time worrying about how my iMessages haven't worked since I updated to iOS7 than I have about the government shutting down.
— Stephanie McMaster (@Smethanie) October 3, 2013
So, at what point does Canada take over?
— Liana Maeby (@lianamaeby) October 3, 2013
Shutdown feels harsh. Let's just do government sleep mode.
— Jamie Lee (@TheJamieLee) October 3, 2013
I like to start my day by taking a shower, having some coffee and going online for 14-16 hours.
— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) October 3, 2013
This Marriott lotion has a fragrance like Pine-Sol®. I'm smothering myself in it. My whole body smells like chores.
— Ahm (@Ahm76) October 3, 2013
Britney was right. I am stronger than yesterday.
— White Girl Problems (@whitegrlproblem) October 3, 2013
Have read bits about two people who are going to sign up for Obamacare, quit their corporate jobs, and start their own business. Yay.
— Brian Marick (@marick) October 3, 2013
Gene Marks owns the Marks Group PC, a ten person sales and marketing technology consulting firm outside of Philadelphia that serves more than 600 small and medium companies around the country.
Gene Marks CPA is a small business expert and analyst and the author of five best selling books on business management including "The Manufacturer's Book of Lists," "In God We Trust, Everyone Else Pays Cash" and "Outfoxing The Small Business Owner."
Gene is President of The Marks Group PC, a ten person technology and management consulting firm that serves more than six hundred companies around the country. Gene was formerly a senior manager at the international accounting firm of KPMG. You can follow him on Twitter @genemarks.