|It is in process - So
wrapped up in red tape that the situation is almost hopeless.|
We will look into it - By the time the wheel
makes a full turn, we assume you will have forgotten about it too.
A Program - Any assignment that
can't be completed by one telephone call.
Expedite - To confound confusion
Channels - be trail left by the
Coordinator - me guy who has a desk
between two expeditors.
Consultant (or Expert) - Any
ordinary guy more than 50 miles from home.
To Activate - To make carbons and
add more names to the memo.
To Inplement a Program - Hire more
people and expand the office.
Under Consideration - Never heard of
Under Active Consideration - We're
looking in the files for it.
A Meeting - A mass mulling by master
A Conference - A place where
conversation is substituted for the dreariness of labor and the loneliness of thought.
To Negotiate - To seek a meeting of
minds without knocking together of heads.
Re-orientation - Getting used to
Reliable Source - The guy you just
Informed Source - The guy who told
the guy you just met.
Unimpeachable Source - The guy who
started the rumor originally.
A Clarification - To fill in the
background with so many details that the foreground goes underground.
We Are Making A Survey - We need
more time to think of an answer.
Note and Initial - Let's spread the
responsibility for this.
See Me, or Let's Discuss - Come down
to my office, I'm lonesome.
Let's Get Together on This - I'm
assuming you're as confused as I am.
Give Us the Benefit of Your Present
Thinking - We'll listen to what you have to say as long as it doesn't interfere with
what we've already decided to do.
To Give Someone the Picture - A
long, confused and inaccurate statement to a newcomer.
Will Advise You in Due Course - If
we figure it out, we'll let you know.