“All well?” “Yes, yes all well.”
“What about you, all well?” “Yes, yes all well here too.”
This seems to be a very standard greeting exchange nowadays. Wasn’t like this say a decade ago. Wonder how it crept in.
“No worries” is another one that people use a lot. Probably came from hakunamatata as taught in Disney’s The Lion King.
A more recent one that I’m becoming increasingly exposed to is “Correct me if I am wrong.”
It might have started off on a nice note. Someone didn’t want to sound haughty or a know-it-all, and so prefixed their statement with ‘Please correct me if I am wrong.” All good till here.
Except that now everyone uses it all the time. I counted 10 of these in a 20 minute conference call yesterday! And the worst part?
People actually butt in and say “Yes you are wrong, let me correct you here.” <facepalm>. In a group of 10 people. Seniors, juniors middlers, everyone. Just unbelievable how self-obsessed people can be, never wanting to lose the opportunity to give someone a hard time, or make themselves look good.Leave a Comment