My new Manager at work is one of those annoying people who always uses unnecessary big words. He also loves “management speak” especially the worst, most irritating phrases of all.
Like in his very first address to us. He was banging on about making unpopular decisions that benefit the company and he actually said “sometimes you have to punch a puppy to get the best results”.
“Punch a puppy”? Seriously? If anyone tried to punch my darling little pug, I’d punch them right back. Hard. Where do these awful phrases come from? And why do morons like my Manager keep using them?
Dear Puppy Love,
I’m sorry, but some puppies SHOULD be punched. Especially the really cute, innocent looking ones. But you don’t have to worry, because this rules out pugs. (Which is ironic, since they already look like they HAVE been punched. Hard.) But I digress.
It’s true that some of these popular phrases are highly questionable. Why are the same animals always getting all the attention? Why are only puppies punched? Why are only horses flogged? Why are only sharks jumped? You raise some valid points.
I can see we’re singing from the same hymn sheet. I’ll ring it up the flagpole then cascade the relevant information in a thought shower. Then we can peel the onion and hopefully create some operational efficiencies.
And yes, I also detest people who use long words just to make themselves look perspicacious. It really gets my goat.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,