Friday, October 20, 2006

They Said What??? Thursday

So it's Friday. So sue me.

Which, incidentally, will not cost me much in court costs at all because I know two soon-to-be lawyers. Shallow Man and I got our scores back for the LSAT, and the Geneva Convention is definitely not pleased -- both in the top 10%, baby!

But I digress.

Of course, if I were my boss, I would probably have said "digest," judging from some of the choice remarks he's made lately:

Overheard from a telephone conversation:

"We'll try to get to it, but of course our projects take presidents over yours."

My coworker's snarky response for the benefit of our cubicle: "I want Washington." I'm holding out for Rutherford B. Hayes, myself.

Discussing what is vital:

Boss: We need to get the correct address, because that's quintessential in getting the letter sent out.

Me: (longish pause) Did you mean "essential"?

Boss: (even longer-ish pause) Did I?

Me: Yes, I think you did.

Boss: (longest pause yet, then continues as if nothing has happened at all) So I'll call and get the addresss....

It's not just my boss that says dumb things, though. Check out the headline on this article:

Experts: Some women perform well in math

Yeah, somebody needs to get a new copyeditor.

Have you had any "They Said What???" moments recently? Please pass them along so we can all enjoy (or at least shudder in pain together).


Daring Young Dad said...

Congratulations on the LSAT goodness! Woohoo!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the LSAT! Where are you going for law school?

gryffinkat said...

TOP TEN PERCENT?!? That's just sick. Congrats.

From a student paper:
"... for all intensive purposes."

I'm grading papers today, and I'm sure I'll find more ...

The Daring One said...

"In the essence of time, I need to wrap this up."