OT - Phrases

Submitted by Mattinboots on February 2nd, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Co-worker related topic - figured this was a safe venue to make fun of him. A person I work with who has been with the firm about 8 years and runs a lot of engagements is famous for the following phrases:

"Let's make sure to not put the horse before the cart on this one"

"Let's keep everything going well - keep that cart before the horse"

(that is the exact wording he uses)

He says these all the time to partners, clients, etc. I am too embarassed for him to tell him he is an idiot and has the saying completely backwards. Actually, it makes meetings a bit more enjoyable because I have to keep a straight face, which usually fails when other people are in the room too.

This morning he said "Buenos Dias" to our French office contacts...

Comments

jblaze

February 2nd, 2010 at 1:36 PM ^

Bring this up with the guy in private. It makes you all look bad when a senior member of the firm sounds like an idiot, or worse if a client calls him out.

Tacopants

February 2nd, 2010 at 1:47 PM ^

1. Cool story bro

2. Nobody in your company has thought to bring this up? Not even management?

I'm just saying, impressions matter. You don't want your reps to be remembered for their dumb comments.

MGoJen

February 2nd, 2010 at 2:01 PM ^

Okay, so there's this crazzzzzy lady that works in our group and she's been here for only like nine months. She's totally a cougar (she's 55 and talks about sex/younger men wanting her/how hot she is all the time.) She routinely wears mini sweater dresses and knee boots. (I wish I were exaggerating!) She lies constantly and got caught mishandling samples (and then lying again.)

I missed the meltdown, but today she said to our boss, "This is the most incompetent group I've ever worked in...I can't believe YOU had the NERVE to FUC*KING write ME up!"

Seriously, who says that? I know I'm on the younger side and don't have all that much work experience, but have you guys ever witnessed a work meltdown?

::back to hiding in my office::

Florida Blue

February 2nd, 2010 at 4:56 PM ^

Tommy: [Trying to copy his father's quote] Hey, I'll tell you what. You can get a good look at a butcher's ass by sticking your head up there. But, wouldn't you rather to take his word for it?

Mr. Brady, Customer: [confused] What? I'm failing to make the connection here.

Tommy: No, I mean is, you can get a good look at a T-bone by sticking your head up a butcher's ass... No, wait. It's gotta be your bull.