The only reps we get round are jipes trying to sell road planingsWhat's a rep? We don't have them round here anymore
(could do with some though, the dogs are hungry)
I'll ring them -or email so there's a record- when I want to buy.....otherwise they're better off not bothering me.
Check your own grammar first, those in glass houses etc etc it should be 'there' not 'they're' as you have used in your opening post.....Today I hung up on one rep from a company after warning him before that I don’t tolerate phrases such as “touch base” and “going forward” etc. This follows on from telling another to leave the yard for dumbing down the queens English and using poor Americanism’s and American phrases.
Each to their own I suppose but that said, I want to be spoken to in plain basic English and given no fancy patter and spiel to make them sound very dynamic and efficient. Luckily they’re are a few old school reps etc I can deal with that are doing it properly. The new wave of up and coming sales people and people calling in or on the phone leave a lot to be desired.
Am I in a minority for detesting this sort of language and taking such actions?
your second last sentence does not make sense.I for one was never a fan of English at school and often just gazed out the window as the hour passed. Only in more recent years have I taken it more seriously, actively trying to improve my written English. My written English was never poor but room for improvement was always there. I guess my pet hate of lazy conversing has grown with age but stems from my grandparents who couldn’t abide it either. I was always taught that if they can’t put the effort into talking to you properly with respect and manners. What’s that say about them and what they have to offer.
Let's be clear.....
True, it can sound pompous,Fair enough we are all different, I find calling the kids children quite pompous, I have always called them kids, still do and the youngest are 22 so no longer children.
I was more than relaxed about the whole affair and hung up with easy and without a rise in my pulse. I guess it’s a pet hate I just won’t tolerate, if I’m going to deal with them and ultimately spend money. They could at least speak to me in the way I want. Certainly after being told that I won’t talk to them if they continued to use these abhorrent managemt phrases.You really need some chill time to think outside of the box and do some blue sky thinking. Maybe take a vacation in the US where you could rent an automobile.
Seriously you need to relax!
Noted, I don't care much whether people use proper Queens English, you say you do , yet you don't, I was really only trying to point out the irony. Either way probably best to live and let live.Capital Y on your at the beginning of a sentence. Also your phrase is incorrect. Them in glass houses and all that.