Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Today's lesson

A very astute friend gave me the "Worst Case Scenario Survival Guide: Work" page-a-day calendar for Christmas. Some of the tidbits are mildly amusing (like how to escape if you get locked in the bathroom), some are interesting, and some are just plain bland. I've decided to make today's entry BlogCompany-specific. (My revisions are in italics)

Today's bit of life-saving info is:

OFFICE LINGO GLOSSARY

Fast-track: To put something on "rush" status.
The best way to assure that what you need addressed immediately will sit on the person's desk for a week.

No-brainer: Something easy to accomplish or comprehend.
Something even Nutjob can accomplish without mental strain.

Outside the box: Creative, never been done before.
Charging the company's FedEx account for the shipping of your tennis racket from the airport where you left it to your house.

Slippery Slope: Potential to go wrong quickly.
Allowing one administrative assistant to get away with coming in a half hour late each day.

Put to bed: To finish or conclude a project.
Alternatively, "shit the bed": to fall apart unexpectedly. As in "That deal shat the bed".

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, office lingo - the attempt to make something appear more organized/more sophisticated/not as bad/or just plain better than it actually is.

Hopefully the good people in the NHL will do something like this just to help ease the pain of a non-season this season. (Or rather, to help facilitate their revolutionary non-season season.)

Mr. Ring of Fire

10:16 AM  
Blogger darth said...

hahahahah..damn, those are so accurate its rather frightening.

12:50 AM  

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