Friday, December 29, 2006

Pet Peeves

Believe it or not, I have some pet peeves that bother me. Today I thought of two that get on my nerves. My pet peeves for today are the terms '24/7/365' and 'giving 110 percent'.

Lets start out with 24/7/365. Why do we need the 365? If you are 'doing it' 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, doesn't that make the statement that you are going for? What is next, 10 years a decade? 100 decades a millenium? I think these people that added the 365 are just trying to flaunt that they know how many days there are in a year. Big deal! What do they do during the leap year, take a day off? Change it to '24/7/366'?

I would be much more accepting of it if they said '24/7/12'. Why? Because it reminds me of Christmas eve in a funky euro-date way. Lets stick with the 24/7... K.I.S.S.

Now for the all of you giving 110%. You all are sandbaggers! If you are able to crank your effort up to 110%, you have been holding back effort when you said you were giving it 100%. When you said you were giving it 100% you were actually only putting out 91% effort because you could obviously put out more. This is no different than Spinal Tap's 'special' amps that go to eleven. Give me a break. If you are working as hard as you possibly can you are giving it 100% effort.

Think of it like a glass of water. We can argue for ages about half full/half empty but if it is full to the rim, it is 100% full. There is no way to fill a glass to 110%. (we will overlook surface tension for this argument) No if's and's or but's.



Post a Comment

  © Blogger templates ProBlogger Template by 2008

Back to TOP