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    "You follow me?" - the annoying work expressions thread

    This guy at work says it in every conversation when explaining something. "You follow me?"

    Anyone got any good comebacks or something to say to make it sound stupid?

    I don't exactly want to follow him anywhere.

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    While your at it, this other guy always starts off things and says, "The long and the short of it is..."

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    Other people have overused "In my mind.."

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    Not really.
    DFL>DNF>DNS

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    Quote Originally Posted by bas
    This guy at work says it in every conversation when explaining something. "You follow me?"

    Anyone got any good comebacks or something to say to make it sound stupid?

    I don't exactly want to follow him anywhere.

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    While your at it, this other guy always starts off things and says, "The long and the short of it is..."

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    Other people have overused "In my mind.."
    "at the end of the day..."
    "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." -S. Hawking

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    1. "be careful" in response to just about anything that they're surprised about and unprepared to discuss or counter.
    2. "xxxx is phenomenal" in describing just about anybody.
    3. "let's not go there" when being asked to discuss something they're afraid of (see #1)
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    "thinking outside the box"

    some bigwig used this a couple of times in some pep talk, and now every @ss-kissing manager in my company spouts this like a little parrot.

    Yep, I'm thinking outside the box alright, because I've stuffed you in it, nailed it shut and kicked it off a bridge.
    Guys...dinner's on the floor....

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    One guy always says: "Well, just to play devil's advocate here........". No, you just want to argue idjut.

    jg

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    Quote Originally Posted by lot8con8
    One guy always says: "Well, just to play devil's advocate here........". No, you just want to argue idjut.

    jg
    My favorites are always the apple polishers who just can't resist asking one more pointless (and usually self-serving) question at the end of a long meeting just to make sure the big boss hears their name.
    "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." -S. Hawking

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    "Don't hate me, but I need you to..."

    Like that makes the task at hand more appetizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II
    My favorites are always the apple polishers who just can't resist asking one more pointless question at the end of a long meeting just to make sure the big boss hears their name.
    Yes, the Fraternal Order of Meeting Extenders.
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    I'd hit it.

    Get a Mac.

    Oh wait, wrong thread....
    DFL>DNF>DNS

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    Let's "Put a peg in the ground."
    But that is not the way it's always been done!
    Where is the data?

    & my favorite....."Some times you weigh votes & some times you count them."

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    "You follow me?"

    "No, you're not my type., But your ass is cute."

    That ought to shuy him up.
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    "The bottom line is..." or just "Bottom Line: ..." (usually accompanied by karate-chop like hand gesture)

    Anything "net net". Exactly how is that different from "net"?

    "Regime change", "paradigm shift", "inflection point", and any other fancy way to say that the future might be different from the past
    It's funny until someone gets hurt. Then it's hilarious.

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    Hadn't heard "peg", but we have "let's put a stake in the ground."

    Forgot all about "cast in concrete" and "carved in stone". Interestingly, sometimes we get "cast in stone" but never "carved in concrete."
    You'd be better off with a netbook, they do everything better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBiker
    "You follow me?"

    "No, you're not my type., But your ass is cute."

    That ought to shuy him up.
    I'd certainly shuy up if somebody said that to me.
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    "win/win"

    And I loved it when "Straw Man" became "Straw Dog" out of gender sensitivity. Every time I hear "Straw Dog" I think about the movie "Straw Dogs" which was about as gender insentive as they come.

    Also love "person hours" when talking about project resource requirements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b
    Yes, the Fraternal Order of Meeting Extenders.

    ahhh, yes..... we have two of those. We do a round table of questions, and there are always the two. A sliver on the finger nail would be less painful.

    jg

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry b
    "win/win"

    And I loved it when "Straw Man" became "Straw Dog" out of gender sensitivity. Every time I hear "Straw Dog" I think about the movie "Straw Dogs" which was about as gender insentive as they come.

    Also love "person hours" when talking about project resource requirements.
    Anytime someone uses "resources" instead of people or uses computer terms such as "bandwidth" to tell you they are too busy to take on your project.
    "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." -S. Hawking

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    How about.......

    Quote Originally Posted by terry b
    "win/win"

    And I loved it when "Straw Man" became "Straw Dog" out of gender sensitivity. Every time I hear "Straw Dog" I think about the movie "Straw Dogs" which was about as gender insentive as they come.

    Also love "person hours" when talking about project resource requirements.
    "associate" insted of employee?

    "reorganization" instead of mass firing.

    "Brainstorm" drives me nuts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len J
    Some times you weigh votes & some times you count them."
    What the hell is that supposed to mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeBiker
    "You follow me?"

    "No, you're not my type., But your ass is cute."

    That ought to shuy him up.

    That is a good one

    How about

    ]"You follow me?"

    Like a lemming

    ]"You follow me?"

    Only if you are going to see Dave Matthews and have an extra ticket

    ]"You follow me?"

    So close if you stop quick I will snap my nose

    ]"You follow me?"

    To the end of the earth so I can get a chance to push you off.

    ]"You follow me?"

    Follow? The only way you can follow someone is if they are actually moving and not acting as a blob of stationary mass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Len J

    "reorganization" instead of mass firing.
    aka "streamlining."
    "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." -S. Hawking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len J

    "reorganization" instead of mass firing.


    Ours is "redeployment" which means you get dumped in a pool to find another job. No find, goodbye.

    We wouldn't be so crass as to do a layoff. Never did get the "deploy" part of the term though. The deployment seems to be solely in the direction of the door.
    You'd be better off with a netbook, they do everything better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstrax
    What the hell is that supposed to mean?
    Sometimes you listen to what people say and base your decision on that and sometimes you just go with what the majority wants. (been in the corporate world way too long.)
    "I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." -S. Hawking

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstrax
    What the hell is that supposed to mean?

    "Consensus" vs. "Consultative" decision making, of course.
    You'd be better off with a netbook, they do everything better.

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