Inappropriate Stock Photo Of The Week: The Doctor

Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to this much-esteemed award, contenders for which include any publication whose lazy and ham-handed use of irrelevant, terrible or inappropriate stock photos for illustration purposes deserves both recognition, and a good kick up the arse.

Check this guy out. Hmmm. He’s a manager? Sure. And I’m a shy and retiring swimwear model.

Inappropriate Stock Photo Of The Week: The Doctor

Picture the scene.

Late evening. Irish Times Pictures Desk.

Photo Intern: Hey, look at this. Does this guy look professional to you?

His Mate: Yeah, I suppose so. If I’d just been diagnosed with something.

Photo Intern: Diagnosed?

Mate: Yeah. I mean he looks like a serious MD. A consultant, like. Who only gives people bad news.

Picture Intern: But he’s supposed to be a manager. In an office.

Mate: No. He looks like a doctor. Why don’t you use this here picture of a woman in a boring grey suit?

Picture Intern: Because we already licensed this one last week for an article in the Health section on haemorrhoids, but it got pulled at the last minute.

Mate: Well, use the doctor then. But you’re looking at piles of trouble if you keep abusing stock photos like that.


Congratulations again, Irish Times. You’re on a real winning streak.

  14 comments for “Inappropriate Stock Photo Of The Week: The Doctor

  1. May 25, 2015 at 10:05 am

    Piles of trouble. I love it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. May 25, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Haha this is hysterical. I need to check out more of these inappropriate stock photo posts.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 25, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Oh, it’s a feast of badly chosen photos out there… I’m only getting started!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. May 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Well, if I were the woman in front of him, I wouldn’t feel very safe… less so if that’s my boss.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 25, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      It’s his eyes, I think. They’re dead inside, but strangely excited about it.


  4. May 25, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Someone should tell him snuff is breathed in through the nose not the mouth. (Is that snuff on his index finger?) And also, never trust a man whose beard is a different colour to his bald head.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 25, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Interesting. Are there degrees of colour mismatch abuse? What about ginger beards – is that off the scale? I’m totally with you on that finger.

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 25, 2015 at 10:17 pm

        It’s usually black hair with grey beard, but something tells me if this man had a full head of hair the colour would have an exotic name like Atlantic Spruce or something.

        Liked by 1 person

        • May 25, 2015 at 11:19 pm

          Love it. There’s a side career waiting for you in Just For Men.


  5. May 26, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Holy crap. I think I look exactly like this when listening to employees, except for the bald head, and gray beard… and tie. That said, it’s remarkably like being a doctor. Usually I’m diagnosing a serious case of the ass. Nothing to be done, just let it pass, usually.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 26, 2015 at 9:41 am

      Oh, excellent. And tell us – in the unusual scenario – what do you prescribe for a serious case of the ass? I know of a couple of chronic cases which I fear may be terminal.

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 26, 2015 at 7:49 pm

        In my experience, it’s an untreatable ailment. Sometimes it passes, sometimes you write a reference and hope it becomes someone’s headache.

        Liked by 1 person

        • May 26, 2015 at 8:58 pm

          Ah. I think I’ll go the reference route. I could spend my whole life waiting for cases of asses to pass.


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