You can Shove “No Problem” Up Your…

I never hear “You’re welcome” anymore, except from my mouth; it’s always “No problem” now. I hate that. I found this summary on the net somewhere but I can’t find the reference anymore:

“No problem”: It is an appalling statement of egotism on the part of the service provider and any customer service trainer worth their salt should ban its use.

I don’t care if it’s a problem, and by saying “No problem” you’re implying it could’ve been. I may soon respond with “What’s no problem?”, and then get in a heated a discussion about HOW STUPID THAT PHRASE IS!

Irrating Phrases

The most irritating phrase in the English language. Number one is:

At the end of the day

I rarely hear that around here.

The nominations were:

  • 24/7
  • absolutely
  • address the issue
  • around (in place of “about”)
  • awesome
  • ballpark figure
  • basically
  • basis (“on a weekly basis” in place of “weekly” and so on)
  • bear with me
  • between a rock and a hard place
  • blue sky (thinking)
  • boggles the mind
  • bottom line
  • crack troops
  • diamond geezer
  • epicentre (used incorrectly)
  • glass half full (or half empty)
  • going forward
  • I hear what you’re saying..
  • in terms of…
  • it’s not rocket science
  • literally
  • move the goal-posts
  • ongoing
  • prioritise
  • pushing the envelope
  • singing from the same hymn sheet
  • the fact of the matter is
  • thinking outside the box
  • to be honest/to be honest with you/to be perfectly honest
  • touch base
  • up to (in place of “about”)
  • value-added (in general use)

(via J-Walk)