Baby is Ugly

baby is ugly - annoying biz jargon

(Baby is Ugly is an annoying business term and is just one of the 212 Most Annoying Business Phrases Managers Effuse, Confuse, and Overuse detailed in the hilarious must-have guide for every workplace: The 30,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room. Available right now on Amazon.)

Baby is Ugly

For some reason, annoying managers (and especially annoying consultants) feel the need to explain their (self-perceived) unique level of honesty in a way that’s insulting to ugly babies worldwide.

They’ll proclaim to everyone who will listen that they’re not afraid to tell a client their baby is ugly.

Bravo. Brav-freakin-oh! (To be clear, we know “annoying consultants” is redundant – we wrote it that way for effect.)

When someone boasts they’re willing to tell a client when their baby is ugly, please just punch them right in the mouth. No babies are ugly. Except, of course, the ugly ones. Therefore, no one – especially a parent – wants to hear about an ugly baby.

Life, you might find surprising, is not like an episode of Seinfeld – you’re almost never involved in a conversation about ugly babies. Given this, can we just stop creating false bravado and drop this annoying phrase from the business lexicon?

Replacement phrases: Tell the truth; Be honest

See also: Warts and All

The 30,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room is available on Amazon.

From TheManager