Thursday, May 11, 2006

touch base back

Hi everyone who reads this blog. It's about time for a new installment in annoying phrases my loud fucking work neighbor says.

On top of all the other grammatical abominations and irritating catchphrase he says on a daily basis, he always starts a follow up call with the phrase "I'm just calling to touch base back with you." I don't need I need to tell anyone here that while you can say "touch base" or "get back in touch" or many other combinations BUT YOU CAN'T SAY "TOUCH BASE BACK!" It doesn't mean ANYTHING!!!!!

It's giving me the Tourette's. When he does it, sometimes I can't help but let loose a little BAHHHH! or ARRRGH! as I reach to crank up the volume on my radio.

Shannon, you'd love it here. We are accepting applications.

I think an "I anonymous" in The Stranger could be in the works, but for now my soul is somewhat cleansed. Thanks.


Blogger Shannon said...

All your touch base back belong to us.

May 11, 2006 11:29 AM  
Anonymous jeremy said...

You think that's annoying... I work with consultants all day. They add "High Level" to every project name. I wince with you, brother...

May 11, 2006 11:48 AM  
Blogger Binulatti said...

Just giving you the heads-up, that going forward, it's considered best practice to touch base back only after levraging available resources, natch.

May 11, 2006 12:18 PM  
Blogger pbrchicken said...

Natch? Really? That's really awful.

Reminds me of Archie comics. Which are/were really awful.

gnash, wince, repeat.

May 11, 2006 2:24 PM  
Blogger Binulatti said...

Oh yes, and "scalable" "take it offline" and "point person".

It's so not impressive. I'd really prefer an office where everyone speaks scat to accomplish things.

May 12, 2006 2:38 PM  
Blogger Enki said...

i'm so glad i'm outta that world

May 13, 2006 12:31 PM  
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