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What’s with this modern idiocy of having to force every simple, everyday action to make it sound like you’ve just graduated from some Dilbert school of business?

You didn’t “reach out” to them, nor did they “reach out” to you - you phoned/emailed/wrote to them. It shows how easily people are swept up by the waves of language and carried along by them. I despise these corporate bollocks phrases, because it’s abundantly clear that the motive behind using them is an act of vanity, and trying to “fit in” with the other lot.

Why? What is “wrong” with saying “he called me” - not impressive enough?

People are so very easily brainwashed, and even more easily impressed with themselves and how “clever” they sound. It simply had to have originated from these ghastly Americans. <sarcasm but also true>

I’d like to reach out and smack them on the nose, hah!

This is probably one of the few intelligent things I’ve seen on that virus which calls itself “LinkedIn”:

Please forgive me for referencing the great unwashed, aka “Quora”, but this ”discussion” sums up how I feel, well, most comments in it do:

I’m sure a few have seen this before, but it still stands proud and true:


I got in trouble once for responding to a colleague's  "Hi Ed, just reaching out regarding your ..[forgot]"

I included in the reply  "You can reach around anytime"

Should have seen the stinkin' letter I got from the general manager.
Very good rant, reminds me of George Carlin.

Thanks for reaching out to us about this.  :-DD


--- Quote from: xrunner on September 18, 2021, 04:15:15 am ---Thanks for reaching out to us about this.  :-DD

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