When office emailing conventions cause you to write in ways that make you lose respect for yourself.
Hi there, team!
Just a quick FYI about the upcoming PowerPoint seminar! I know that everyone is multi-tasking in anticipation of the holiday closing, but if you could just check in or touch base with me about any feedback you have on draft 168 of the accompanying 72pp report, that would be super!
You just made my skin crawl!
— Kerrin posted 12/13/2008
this one is so funny i almost peed my pants. i'm totally sending it to everyone i know who works in an office.
— ray posted 12/18/2008
Oh god...I HATE 'touch base'. I don't know why, but my hatred for it burns like the fires of 1,000 suns. Another office phrase I hate is 'webinar'.
— AJarr posted 12/18/2008
I work in retail and the word I really hate to use is "real-estate." This is, of course, referring to a location in the store to place a piece of merchandise. Why don't we just call it what it is? A table. A t-stand. Whatever. And in emails, to avoid sounding dull, I find myself using way too many exclamation points to drive my point home. Trust me, guys. I'm really not that excited about a t-shirt.
— Lola B. posted 1/17/2009
Tell me about it: http://www.peevepile.com/peeves/1252
— Roland posted 1/19/2009
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