If you’ve worked in an office environment, you’ve received an email in a thread that says, “per my last email.” You’ve probably written it as well. It’s a helpful phrase that says very politely, “I’ve already answered this.” But it also clearly conveys the true meaning: “Can you read the stupid emails before you ask for information that I’ve already given you?”
Delia Paunescu brought up her favorite corporate saying:
i’ve recently become obsessed with all the insane corporate ways we say normal things to each other.
“I’m a little confused” is by far my favorite – it’s absolute rage masked