(NOTE: Submitted by. Name has been changed to reduce their chances of being fired.)
I sit beside the “basically” and “actually” champion. I’ve never heard anyone utter so many useless adverbs. A typical conversation:
Them: Can I ask you a question?
Me thinking “You just did”, but I grunt instead.
Them: Now let me see… Well, to tell you the truth, basically I’m working on this spreadsheet still and it’s actually going well. But there’s this one thing…
I avoid conversation with them so I don’t have to hear their predictable phrases.
Is there anyway to tell someone to stop sounding like an idiot without insulting them?