Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ten Undesirable Phrases

10. “Sorry, sir. No credit cards. Cash only.” (Restaurant cashier)

9. “Tonight we’re conducting a survey on . . . ” (Telemarketer)

8. “Due to the current high call volumes, we estimate your wait to be . . .” (Technical support)

7. “Do you know why I pulled you over?” (Highway patrolman)

6. “You’re not going to like this, but when we got in there, we found . . .” (Auto mechanic)

5. “It will pay for itself.” (Politician)

4. “And all lanes are blocked.” (Radio traffic report)

3. “This is the Captain speaking. We have a little problem, but we hope to get it corrected and be underway shortly.” (Airline pilot)

2. “The Dow Jones is in freefall.” (TV newscaster)

1. "Good grief! I haven't seen one like that before." (Physician)

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