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"Just thought I'd give yourself a call to discuss..."
Was like 'woah, TMI dude! etc'
oh leave it out.
go fuck you
One person in my office ends pretty much every call with 'Can I leave that with yourself?'
which can be true but to take it to the loosely logical extreme of stuff like "I just wondered whether yourself would be interested in a further order" or something is just fucking stupid
you can go for the MORE FORMAL 'yourself', right? Because they mean the same thing, in these people's minds.
You've basically said 'No, that's bullshit. I totally agree with you.'
I said they think it is
Please return the form to myself.
i properly hate this
That's where it came from. I brought this up over lunch one day, with a group of what I assumed were like minded people, in a "hey isn't it funny when people do this to try and be all uppity and businessy?" sort of way. They all rounded on me, got very sore about it and said, yes, it is more formal. I liked my colleagues up until this point, but all three of them rudely pointed out the fact that themselves all have English degrees, and myself only has formal education to GCSE level, and didn't know what myself was talking about. Bunch of dicks.
i have to constantly hear the incorrect use of the reflexive, all day from the help-desk next to me.
Totally unnecessary and irritating. Even then it's grating mind you.
FFS, you only need a root cause if you have a something that appears to be the cause but isn't. Otherwise it's just a 'cause'. Fucking 'root cause' everywhere.
Let's keep it above board.
my old manager used to use it in every other sentence, largely correctly, but I still wanted to hit him.
I think this ties into my hatred of people saying "ostensibly" when they want to say "obviously" or "clearly", thus making themselves (yeah, you heard, themselves) sound stupid.
or have a day rotation with alternate Sundays?
Documents and tie themselves in knots trying to use the passive voice to try and sound bizznessy
"Just thought I'd give your bad self a call to discuss..."
And that's what really hurts.
Granularity 4 times. None of them in the correct context.
About 3-4 times on each phone call. Example being "I'll have a look into it and give you a call back on that particular one". or "On that particular one, do you have an example you can send over?". Some people have these stock go-to phrases, I have also worked with a "yourself" person, they used it more when flustered also. It is like a vocal tic, instead of "erm" or "uhhm" they say "on that particular one" to fill in some space.