Best line heard in the workplace
I’m looking for single statements, not paragraphs or screeds.* It should be a single statement that in some way encapsulates an essential element of the work, the workplace, the people, the atmosphere. And it should be something that you heard someone actually say or write in a note or message.
Here’s my offering, a remark by Ursula Liu a former Sun copy editor and designer, now with the International Herald Tribune:
“Do I have an invisible tattoo on my forehead that says, ‘Waste my time’?”
* screed (n), originally (14th century), according to the OED, some fragment torn or cut or broken from a main piece, with the same etymology as shred, later (18th century) taking on the sense of a long list or harangue. (I'd say an harangue, but let’s not get started on that again.)