Here is the next in the ongoing series of quotes taken out of context in business meetings:
It doesn’t mean I have to like it.
– Jim Ashby
You’re making the assumption they logged in during the last 7 days.
– Jessica McGeehan
If you want to touch your client.
– Brenda Van Houten
What Andrew said is perfect.
– Mark Matson
That would be ridiculously awesome.
– Paul Colombo
You have to quit and come back to get a new computer.
– Mark Matson
Say something naughty.
ITG knows the bowel.
She just needs to get in there and get her hands on it.
– Scott Nodolf
Check back for more postings. If your name is mentioned and you’d like it removed, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll give your request strong consideration and may even possibly act on it. Seriously, though I will remove it if you want me to.
Background: This all started at a US Sales meeting and in order to stay focused on what was being said, I started writing down the business cliches, like “let’s circle the wagons”, “let’s table that”, “always be closing” and then count how many times they were said. As I began paying attention, I would hear a phrase that was appropriate for the context in which it was said, but wow, it sure was amusing to see the phrase just sitting there by itself. That lead me to put them into a slide show show so the phrase was seen in its purest form along with the person who said it. AS this became known, the slide set became the unofficial and humorous wrap-up presentation, kind of a summary of the things stated over the course of the meeting.