Hey Mr. DJ, the older man who sits in the cubicle next to mine, uses the phrase "think outside the box" ALL THE TIME. Like all day long when he is discussing one of his current projects on the phone with people. While I like Hey Mr. DJ very much, I really hate this phrase and want to "box" his ears when I hear him say it to random people all ding-dong day.
What does it mean, really? It sounds like something you might learn at mime school.
He's trapped inside an invisible box and he can't think of any other words or phrases to use to describe thinking of things in new way. I firmly believe that people who continue say it, years after Taco Bell used it for their "Think Outside the Bun" tag line, are lacking, for example, Freshness, Originality, Innovation, Creativity, Resourcefulness, and Vision, and need to think outside the fucking box.
In other news...
I have pre-ordered the newest Sims2 expansion pack and it should be arriving early next month. It's called "Free Time", in which the Sims can now have hobbies like sewing, ballet, belly dancing, sports, etc.. They can even restore old cars.
It's very exciting and I've been on tenterhooks, waiting for this expansion pack to become available since December when I first heard about it. It sounds painful, no?
Anyhoo... Now my Sims can have interesting hobbies to help them pass the time, and yet the closest thing I have to a hobby, other than blogging, is playing the Sims.
I see the irony of this and I really don't care.