Does he have a large cranium or have people been whacking him too often?
Not everything about Cliff is inert- take his gases, for example…
Well, it’s better than “fat slob.”
He likes to “Lounge against the machine”…
That’s okay, we call him offensive, too.
Just so we all know, sensitivity does not mean finding a euphemism for everything. It doesn’t mean not critiquing things that need improvement, either. Mostly it just means not being an obnoxious jerk.
If he has to move a little to become more of an obstacle, well, he’s willing to make that sacrifice. Otherwise, inert.
I think we’ll challenge his motivation by dangling a doughnut just out of reach.
I’m lazy, and this strip offends me. I too like to the term, occupationally inert.
I like “occupationally inert.” It’s easier than saying, “I have something in common with the CEO: neither one of us is going any farther with the company.”
Cliff didn’t invent laziness, he just perfected it.
It is not the word, it is how it is used. People just turn them into new insults and the short-term solution is to use a new word until gets too negative as well. The real solution is to change people’s attitude to everybody who doesn’t meet their standards. And that will never happen. So get used to terms and meanings coming and going every 5 or 10 years.
I prefer motivationally un-challenged. Need a large stick to get him off his butt. However Pam is correct lazy does just about cover it and pretty efficiently too.
No, no. It’s only that Cliff cannot admit that his true occupation is to hunt, kill and eat donuts all day long.
It must be Cliff’s job to update Gocomics today.