February 21, 2008
You Know, The Royal "We," The Editorial...
Maybe you've experienced this - your manager, or superior, or some "member" of your "team" comes over to talk to you and says - "we need to do this" or "we need to do that," employing a technique known in the vernacular as "we're all in this together."
Hearing this, if you're like me, you automatically think - "what you really mean is I need to do this...and you're just gonna go back to your desk, sit down and play tetris for the next three hours."
So what I'd like to know is - We? What the fuck we, man? When did people become so vulnerable that you couldn't ask them personally to do something?
As far as I'm concerned - if you're asking ME to do something, the least you can do is acknowledge that I will be the one doing the work.
Don't give me this "we" nonsense. This will not stand man, this unchecked agression.
Anyone with me?