(Holding Hands 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.)
Despite the spotlight placed on inappropriate behavior in the workplace, some annoying managers insist everyone should be holding hands.
“I’ll need you two holding hands on this one,” you’ll hear them say.
Holding hands may sound fun and innocent enough, but just try doing it with a stranger… in public… in front of his or her spouse.
Holding hands sounds a little less fun now, doesn’t it?
While we all understand our manager is asking us to cooperate or work together on something, we don’t understand why she doesn’t just say that. Why do the annoying among the leadership ranks continue to speak in irritants?
Why can’t we just get through one meeting without being bombarded by assaults on the English language?
Why can’t we all just get along… and hold hands for real?
Replacement phrases: Cooperate; Work together
See also: Get Into Bed
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