Wednesday, June 11, 2008

"Sounds Great" is Dead

On Monday when I was out of the office religiously observing Shavuot with Gwendolyn one of my projects was worked on by someone else. When I checked up on the status of the project Tuesday morning, Henry the Delivery Manager gave a detailed response saying how everything had been taken care of. I was going to write back "Sounds great!" but that seemed sarcastic so I ramped it down to "Sounds good!" And that seems like a shame because I couldn't properly express my thanks and admiration for Henry's work. "Sounds great" has become a sarcastic comment instead of an honest reaction. It's like telling a happy, upbeat co-worker, "you are so gay!" Regardless, something has been lost.

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