The Energizer

Resilient Insights for Work & Life


by Eileen McDargh, Chief Energy Officer - Thursday, June 07, 2007
Featured Image
Walking out of Costco last month, I did a double take. There, lined up with the larger items like floor coverings and counter tops were caskets. CASKETS!?!?

Wait! Let me play this through in my mind. Costco is known for quantity. So, is this buy-two-get-one free? How many caskets does one need at one time? What do you actually do with your casket? How does it fit in the economical Prius? Or maybe only the Expedition owners can purchase them

Whatever do you do with it when you get it home? I fantasized dozens of beers chilling in this huge metal box with satin lid insert. Or how about an extra bed for when one-too-many overnight guests appear? Maybe it could be a pond for water lilies or a watering trough for your Great Dane. You know, the four legged one.

Not only quantity is an issue but what about size? Does one size fit all? What about me? I'm short. Maybe you'd just refrigerate me until another stiff comes along to use the extra space. Gives new meaning to the lay-away plan.

Makes you kinda wonder who does the buying for Costco? I doubt it's the funeral directors of America. You just gotta laugh.

Share This Post

Like this post? Please share it!

< Back to All Posts


Eileen McDargh Keynote Speaker Blog Author

About Eileen!

Since beginning her consulting and training practice in 1980, Eileen has become noted for her ability to speak the truth with clarity, wisdom, humor and compassion. Long-standing clients and repeat engagements attest to her commitment to make a difference in minds, hearts and spirits of organizations and individuals. She draws upon practical business know-how, life's experiences and years of consulting to major national and international organizations that have ranged from global pharmaceuticals to the US Armed Forces, from health care associations to religious institutions. Executive Excellence magazine selected her as one of the top 100 thought leaders in leadership and among the top ten consultant providers of leadership development.

View all posts by Eileen

Subscribe to My Blog!

Like My Blog?

Please share it!

Recents Posts




work life balance Sales Human Interaction Career Advice angels Radical Resiliency Honoring Veterans Connection resiliency Reshaping the Brain Seder Eve Adaptability Henry VIII Napping Hurricane Harvey Climate Change WASP Loneliness Sleeping Memorial Day creativity Voting Tornadoes in Texas Social Media Stress Jewish Postive Work Environment Energizing preresilience Requisite Variety Alzheimer's Children Emotional Intelligence Christmas Twas The Night Before Christmas Strangers Disrupt Guns Aging conscience Play John Blumberg Siblings Gifts From The Mountain Change waiting Arlington Cemetary Nursing LGBTQ Animals love Fun Work Environment Idea Trust Faith Humor Loss Technology goals teams resilience customer service The Last Jedi Walk For Hunger resilient organizations Compassion gratitude Meetings Networking Vegan Spirit Women Laughter Content Generation Politics Feedback Exercise Art Marriage USAA employees Leaders Open Doors Book Energy Ownership resilient leaders Road Trip U.S.A.A. Boston Marathon Words Kindness Talk Ain't Cheap Book Interview Happiness Mark Scharenbroich Multi-tasking ecology women in leadership Volunteer Your Resiliency GPS Dogs Employee Attitude Patriots Book Reviews Breath Environtment Time Management Ecotourism Corporate Culture Communication Conversation Adventure Survive employee retention Leadership Skills civil discourse e-mail Superbowl cancer Adam Grant Joy Branding Learned Optimism Engaged Workers Listening Bullying New Year resolutions Suddenly Single Thanksgiving Relationships Humanity Spelling Bee Vacation holidays Charity Energizing Others John Mattone Sexual Harassment Mother's Day Breathe Diversity Optimism Burnout Yoga Empathy Disruption Family coaching Hurricane Irma Divorce Option B Building Resilience Positive Brain Repatterning Soft Skills Back To School Depression Deloitte Bill Treasurer St. Patrick's Day Speaking earthquakes Married Motivating Others Sustainability Travel Resolutions Writing Sheryl Sandberg John Havlik Office Celebrations More Fun at Work Persuasion Intentions