Thursday, October 27, 2005

a better way to say...

My old pal forwarded this joke to me. In my opinion it is extremely relevant to today's working world. Whether you're the boss or employee, working hard for a tiny or giant company, perhaps the memo below serves as a good reminder to you when it comes to communicating with colleagues. Oh... by the way, please excuse the use of vulgarity in the joke.

TO: All employees
DATE: May 17, 2005
RE: Foul Language It has been brought to management's attention that some individuals throughout the company have been using foul language during the course of normal conversation with their coworkers. Due to complaints received from some employees who are easily offended, this type of language will be no longer tolerated. We do, however, realize the critical importance of being able to accurately express your feelings when communicating with coworkers. Therefore, a list of new phrases has been provided so that proper exchange of ideas and information can continue in an effective manner without risk of offending our more sensitive employees.

TRY SAYING: I'll try to schedule that.
INSTEAD OF: Why the hell didn't you tell me sooner?

TRY SAYING: So you weren't happy with it?
INSTEAD OF: Kiss my @%$.

TRY SAYING: I'm a bit overloaded at this moment.
INSTEAD OF: Damn it, I'm on salary.

TRY SAYING: I don't think you understand.
INSTEAD OF: Shove it up your @%$

TRY SAYING: I love a challenge.
INSTEAD OF: This job sucks.

TRY SAYING: You want me to take care of that?
INSTEAD OF: Who the hell died and made you boss?

INSTEAD OF: Bite me.

TRY SAYING: Yes, we really should discuss it.
INSTEAD OF: Another @%$king meeting?

TRY SAYING: I don't think this will be a problem.
INSTEAD OF: I really don't give a damn.

TRY SAYING: He's somewhat insensitive.
INSTEAD OF: He's a @%$king prick. .

TRY SAYING: I think you could use more training.
INSTEAD OF: What the hell are you doing?


At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 8:23:00 AM, Blogger Furkids In Hong Kong said...

That reminds me of how my attitude used to be (many moons ago) and how i've transformed over the years.

I sometimes cringe when I remind myself of the things I wore and did when I was young. :D

Take care!

At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 10:22:00 AM, Blogger Winn said...

sometimes those vulgarities still exist in my mindset whenever i m pissed...i can well express it over IM (instant messenger), with certain peoples only.. but of coz i wont go overboard.

Come to think of it, hm, probably i shld try meditating my frus whenever it arises and transform them into nothingness :) haha

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At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 2:00:00 PM, Blogger juz_A_ga| said...

hahaha! funny!

At Wednesday, October 26, 2005 3:33:00 PM, Blogger Winn said...

HMmmm.......i think inm_ad_campaign's " somewhat insensitive."

At Thursday, October 27, 2005 1:02:00 AM, Blogger Chinyi said...

I just can't help myself laughing at it. But maybe sometimes, we should not just concentrate on our work, but also learn how to control the IQ.

At Thursday, October 27, 2005 1:47:00 AM, Blogger Hiao Auntie said...

its very cute haha... seriously, i think companies should work out a list like that to help in communication

At Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:11:00 AM, Blogger humblewarrior said...

furkids - Hahaha, aren't you glad that you're no longer like "that"

winn - how do you transform em' into nothingness, seriously???

juz_a_gal - same here. Funny yet very pratical.

chinyi - Not an easy task, but can certainly try to control what we say

hiao auntie - I have got an idea. Why don't you start the trend by preparing the list? You'll be very popular...:D

At Thursday, October 27, 2005 8:13:00 AM, Blogger Amstaffie said...

I think that was a memo from my big, big boss! *giggle*

At Thursday, October 27, 2005 10:35:00 AM, Blogger Winn said...

Just evaporate your frus by thinking of Nothing at all.

At Thursday, October 27, 2005 7:06:00 PM, Blogger Hiao Auntie said...

okie i'll work out a list for laughs...


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