Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Things You Don't Want to Hear

Last night at 9pm, when I was driving home from work, I was keeping myself amused by trying to think of the phrases that no one wants to hear under any circumstances. It actually sort of started as trying to think of cool pretend band names, but turned into this. Here you go:

-It's the transmission.

-Is this YOUR dog? (can substitute son, daughter, etc.)

-You might want to try a stronger deodorant. (can substitute breathmint, mouthwash, etc.)

-Did you mean for it to look like that?

-Let me write up an estimate. This will take a few minutes.

-Is that it?


Tara said...

Ugh, I never want to hear "It's the transmission", let alone any of those others. I've heard forms of some of those, though.

Another phrase I don't like to hear is the one from my manager after I've come back from the weekend or a vacation: "Well....I'll wait till you get settled in before I tell you the latest." It's never good news when he says that. It usually means some other department is bitching about ours.

Oh and when the official computer guy is looking at your computer, you don't want to hear "Uh oh."

minijonb said...

That's a funny list.

If anyone leaves a comment on my blog that says, "Is this your blog?" I'm calling BS and say they stole it from your post!

l.b. said...

Tara: I know exactly what you one wants to come back from vacation to find that things only got worse while you were gone :-)
And definitely things like "uh oh", "oops", and "oh dear gawd, no!" could find a place on the list.

MiniJonB: Thats right! You call them on it!

evil-e said...

How about one of those classic relationship lines..."_____ (fill in name), we have to talk"

A mom-ism, in my case it's "Eric Scott" (use of the middle name)



When the boss calls you in the office and asks that you "close the door".

l.b. said...

Evil-E: Those are excellent addtions to the list. The use of your middle name is NEVER a good sign :-)