Funny Pharm: You Write the Caption & Win: February 2018

Feb18 FunnyPharm

★Winning Caption★


See what happens? Now we'll have to hire everyone back, just to process all this paperwork. — Bill Russo



Pharmaceutical Manufacturing presents "Funny Pharm," featuring drawings by award-winning cartoonist, Jerry King.

The winning cartoon caption will be featured on the Pharma Manufacturing website and the winner will be mentioned in upcoming enewsletters. The winner has a choice of two prizes: a coffee mug with the cartoon and winning caption printed on it OR a $20 Starbucks giftcard.

Please submit your caption to with the subject "Funny Pharm February 2018." Thank you for your contributions!

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Contending Submissions

Please note: Funny Pharma caption contests are for entertainment purposes only. Reader submissions reflect their own personal experience and opinions. Winning submissions are chosen for their humor and industry relevance; Pharmaceutical Manufacturing reserves the right to delete any entries deemed inappropriate.

I'll let the people who were supposed to be downsized take care of the bills, then I'll give the pink slips to the billing department. — Bill Russo

Now that I'm the only one still here, I'll have to figure out how to weigh and dispense the bills. — Bill Russo

I'll validate the pink slips, then transfer the bills to another department. — Bill Russo

Just my luck. Yesterday I had root canal, and now I have to do a root cause analysis. — Bill Russo

I'll Just relax and breathe normally. An RIF can sometimes be a Respiration Inhibitory Factor. — Bill Russo

See what happens? Now we'll have to hire everyone back, just to process all this paperwork. — Bill Russo

The company doesn’t want to get pink roses for valentine’s day, bob thought to himself, these are pink, we’ll send them these instead. — Robert Pyke

We owe money, and we're downsizing. It's obvious. — Bill Russo

• Reduction in staff: 25%

• What we owe: $61 million

• Stupidity: Priceless — Bill Russo

Decreased revenue in 2018 = Pink slips in 2018 — Bill Russo

Things will get worse. Merck my words. — Bill Russo

Welcome to the accounting department, where everybody counts! — Omar Abbasi

When layoffs are the only option left to pay the bills on time. — Jessica Bui

How many pink slips does it take to get to the end of these bills? — Jessica Bui

At least the people who get the pink slips, will finally get to leave Parsippany, NJ. — Bill Russo

Maybe I can pay these debts --- IF I manage to sell enough tobacco. — Bill Russo

This is going to be a bad day. — Tim Feider

To the left, To the left
Bills, Bills,Bills
To the right, To the right
I can't see the light
Cause I'm stuck in the middle
Is this a riddle
— Aretha Sabbath

I knew we shouldn't have partnered with an Internet bookshop. — Bill Russo

Maybe there's life after XYZ, even if there are no letters after XYZ. — Bill Russo

Inky Pinky Ponky
I Think I Know the Donkey!
— Dr. Melisa Pereira

“Shouldn’t one of these piles be shrinking?” — Tara Bronson

“The captain must go down with the ship.” — Tara Bronson

By the time we got to Woodstock, IL, we were a half a million gone. — Bill Russo

What's the point of doing all this? Now, the ones who get pink slips will need MORE opioids. — Bill Russo

“Bill collectors won’t stop calling….is there any way we can give ‘em the slip?” — Alex Packard

“I’ve got an idea….Let’s give the Pink Slips to the Bill Collectors.” — Alex Packard

“A bill in the hand is worth two pink slips in the budget.” — Tara Bronson

Maybe I'll use our 3D printer, to print out a plane to South America. — Bill Russo

Instead of paying the bills, the Industry uses the money from tax breaks to make more pink slips. — Bill Russo

I got a pink slip just because I forgot about nasal spray bottle #17555...  — Bill Russo