The secret word is…..

by statia on August 20, 2004

The sales buzzword for yesterday was:

circle back.

There are two really cheesy salespeople in my office, and both of them used the word circle back.

“Hi yeah, this is George, we spoke the other day and I just wanted to circle back with you……”

It’s right up there with “what can I do to get you into this car today?”

ETA: I won’t be around this weekend seeing as the meester is taking me away somewhere. You kids be good and I’ll circle back with you either late Sunday or maybe Monday.


buddha August 20, 2004 at 11:46 am

“Hi…Buddha here. Remember me the stout Hawaiaan guy. Yeah..I just wanted to circle back and just see if I can put in the order for 1,0000 widgets…yeah..that’d be great..”


jen August 20, 2004 at 12:02 pm

dude! happy freakin’ b-day tomorrow!

Empress August 20, 2004 at 12:10 pm

Uh oh – I’m a “circle back” chick!

huy August 20, 2004 at 12:15 pm

circle “back”. whew, at a brief glance, it looked like circle “jerk”, which would entirely be inappropriate.

Sweet N Sassy August 20, 2004 at 12:21 pm

Happy B-day

skits August 20, 2004 at 12:28 pm

hee. I like that. Here where I work, it’s ‘moving forward’.

“Moving forward, I plan to use the phrase ‘circle back’ at least twice a day.”

sarah August 20, 2004 at 12:37 pm

dude, i’ve never even heard of that. that’s stupid. i hope they never start usign it here.

Buzz August 20, 2004 at 1:28 pm

Have a GREAT weekend and Happy freakin’ Birthday!!


fran August 20, 2004 at 1:41 pm

Gawd, that’s a terrible phrase…have they not heard of the phrase “follow up”? That’s the correct business term to use in those circumstances…the only correct term…do I need to go to you company and give them business lessons?

Have a great weekend, have a great bday…:)

Pamela August 20, 2004 at 1:44 pm

You’re a cusp girl, eh?
Besides that Leo-ness, there’s a tad of Virgo goin’ on…
Happy Birthday!

Sir Henry's Sister August 20, 2004 at 1:52 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I know you are going to have a great time, but I wish you a great bday anyway!

Sir Henry's Sister August 20, 2004 at 1:52 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I know you are going to have a great time, but I wish you a great bday anyway!

Sir Henry's Sister August 20, 2004 at 1:52 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I know you are going to have a great time, but I wish you a great bday anyway!

Lisa August 20, 2004 at 5:52 pm

Have a great birthday weekend! I’ll be offline until Tuesdayish. See you then!

Melissa August 20, 2004 at 6:22 pm


Ari August 20, 2004 at 7:17 pm

Happy Birthday, have a great weekend.

mac August 20, 2004 at 7:43 pm

Happy birthday, poop!!!!!!

tj August 20, 2004 at 8:05 pm

happy birthday, happy birthday
misery is in the air,
people dying everywhere
but happy birthday, happy birthday

one year closer to the grave,
think of all the food we’ll save,
but happy birthday, happy birthday

hee hee, have a great one.

robyn August 20, 2004 at 9:11 pm

Happy birthday to yooooooooou!

tricia August 20, 2004 at 11:23 pm

Happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
you look like a monkey,
and you smell like one too!

I hope this year’s is *wonderful*

Jenny August 21, 2004 at 7:18 am

It looks like I came by at the right time – happy birthday! Now what I was originally going to say – my least favourite expression at the moment is to ‘give someone the skinny’, meaning to summarise (eg Bob phoned and gave me the skinny on yesterday’s meeting). There are just too many wanky phrases in my workplace.

martha August 21, 2004 at 7:21 am

i had a roommate in college who used 24/7 every other sentence. Now that is a phrase that can be useful but not in EVERY fricking sentence. Perhaps I should circle back and find her to see if she still does it. (circle back would drive me nuts too.)

Happy birthday!

Dell August 21, 2004 at 8:49 am

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sue and Mike August 21, 2004 at 11:54 am

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! The first chance we get, we’ll do coo…., er cake!!

munin August 21, 2004 at 5:06 pm

Happy birthday!!!
wishing you a fabulous, deliciously wonderful birthday girl!!! wishing you all your hearts desires, may the next year bring you lots of love, squishy happiness and all things wonderful! lots of birthday squishes and love. *smooch!*

Lisa August 21, 2004 at 7:48 pm

Happy Birfday, dude!

Deltus August 22, 2004 at 7:12 am

*goes all Marilyn Monroe*

Happy Birthday… to you… *jiggle*
Happy Birthday… *coy smile* to you…

(sorry in advance for the scary, scary visuals)

Amy August 22, 2004 at 12:13 pm

My boss has a phrase of the month… my favorite: “we have to gain some efficiencies in our processes”

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