The Week Contest
This week’s question: A new study has found that keeping a messy desk might be a sign of creative genius, because people with disorderly environments often have fresh insights. If a business writer were to author a book on the benefits of being a slob at work, what should it be titled?
Last week’s contest: A report from a national veterinary chain revealed that 1 in 3 American house pets is obese, because of lack of exercise, overfeeding, and owners who “use treats as a form of communication.” If an entrepreneur were to launch a Weight Watchers–style program for pets, what could it be called?
THE WINNER: See Spot Shrink Suzanne Brooks, Quechee, Vt.
SECOND PLACE: Rovereaters Anonymous Joel Shapiro, San Francisco
THIRD PLACE: Puss in Boot Camp Nicole Barens, San Francisco
For runners-up and complete contest rules, please go to theweek.com/contest.
How to enter: Submissions should be emailed to email@example.com. Please include your name, address, and daytime telephone number for verification; this week, type “Messy desk” in the subject line. Entries are due by noon, Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 25. Winners will appear on the Puzzle Page next issue and at theweek.com/puzzles on Friday, July 28. In the case of identical or similar entries, the first one received gets credit.
The winner gets a one-year subscription to The Week. ■