What's bothersome lately are the people that constantly interject "...you know what I mean..." through out the conversation. It's typically added at the end of a sentence that is clearly not difficult to understand. I've gone so far as to put my hands up when I hear that just so I can answer with a (pointless) "Yes, I do know what you mean"
...meaning, they don't have a clue and I should fix it.
Basically, please remove the "we" from a sentence if you are not contributing anything and just simply ask me to do it for you.
The most annoying part of corporate meetings is that if you actually analyze what's been accomplished after most of them and the number of people involved, it usually could have been done in about 1/6th the time with half the people present.
I love it when you are 85% done with the meeting and someone comes in late and you have to have the whole meeting over again. _________________ There'll be two dates on your tombstone/ And all your friends will read 'em/ But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em...
"Onward and upward"
"Alignment of interest"
"I don't want to belabor the point" - always said by the guy belaboring the point
"Not to beat a dead horse" - always said by the person beating "dead horse"
One of mine is probably "we're getting into the weeds". I say this a lot when discussion on a subject is getting deeper than needed, mostly to move the meeting along.
Granularity is a term that I hear thrown around a lot...so much so I've unconsciously used it a few times myself.
Conference calls have some interesting ones...not necessarily just phrases, but what happens.
People both try to talk at the same time, then pause, say go ahead, then try to talk at the same time again.
Someone popping on to a conference call minutes late and asking about something already covered. This is especially annoying when there is an agenda and they circle back to the first thing on the agenda late in the call.
Have y'all seen this conference call video?
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