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My manager is back making whole sentences out of clichés..

We have a weekly meeting and I have begun estimating how things are going based on how many he uses. Usually, it is a rough indicator. When he gets upset, he tends to speak quickly. Sometimes, this turns out funny.

For example, I to 2 in a sentence might indicate a pretty good week, standard, nothing special. 3 -4, he's mildly troubled, or he is hearing things at leadership level that means something is coming.

Today, for example, he was discussing a major project that is being delivered late. Here's what he had to say:

“When you Bend Over Backwards (1) Trying to be a team player (2) for the Good of the Company (3) you’re on the Double-Edged Sword (4... not sure if this one counts since 'on' the sword is an incorrect usage of the cliché) which means you're Damned If You Do and Damned If You Don’t (5), but that's the Nature of the Beast (6) and you have to Make a Call (7) on whether or not you should take a Couple of Turns (8) on things".

I was speechless and wondered if we should all be preparing to Get the Heck Outta Dodge…

Posted on Monday, March 10, 2008 10:58 PM | Back to top

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Let me know when you're ready to accept a paradigm shift and start thinking outside of the box, and come back to the dark side...
Left by Blogus Maximus on Mar 10, 2008 11:31 PM

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I don't think he's idiated a solution to that issue yet.

(screams in agony) WOW DUDE...That's a HUGE amount of BS heading your way. You better DUCK!
Left by Maryanne Sweat on Mar 11, 2008 10:15 AM

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Sounds like he used this site to prepare his presentation...
Left by Brian C. Lanham on Mar 11, 2008 10:19 PM

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