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I got this one the other day while one of my vendors was here. Reach-Out. I heard it at least six times in the course of one 10 minute meeting. "We wanted to come by and Reach-Out to you." "My associate will take your concerns about service and Reach-Out to you later." :confused: I started looking around for the hidden camera. Surely this is some kind of a joke. How about we'll "call you"? Is there some techno-babble think tank that comes up with these things?

I called my account rep later and told here to be careful about using the term too often. I might send other customers like me into a tail spin. I know, get over it richard, it's just a phrase. Still freaks me out.

Then I get a call from another big vendor this AM. He's sorry he has not Reached-Out sooner about our past due contract. puke ....


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One of the salesmen in our office uses the phrases "nickel and dime'in" and "its like comparing apples to apples" on a daily basis. I crack up everytime I hear it.

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Those are just cliches. He needs to throw in a Customer Facing references to get on the track to techno-babbleness. But, yes, the over-usage of such is still a problem.


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well if he wants to reach out to you you better go and touch base!


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I thought you Reached Out to someone "In Need". Maybe someday he will want to "Do Lunch" with you!


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Originally posted by TelecomGod42:
I thought you Reached Out to someone "In Need".
That's the whole point isn't it. They're trying to appeal to the customers emotions.


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The owner of the IT place i'm doing consulting/sub work for likes to say "I'll ping you later".

A) It's almost an inside joke unless someone just happens to know what he means.

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B) If you don't know what it means then it comes off as creepy.

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well my boss is on a "code 18" kick this week and last week it was Id10t


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The owner of the IT place i'm doing consulting/sub work for likes to say "I'll ping you later".
At least he didn't say he'd "Finger" you later. :rofl:

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Phew... I just KNEW someone was gonna chine in with that...


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