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What is your go-to phrase when you’re really annoyed but can’t show it?

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Depends on who it is. If it's a junior person in my team, I generally say, "I'm not sure I follow your logic. let me play back what I heard, and you tell me if I am missing something." Then I restate their nonsense. If it doesn't make sense when they hear me say it, I say, "hmm, I think we need to try again."

if it's a peer/superior, I tend to say things like, "can we take a step back? I think I might have missed a leap in logic. My understanding is..." then I mold their phrasing into my opinion. works like a charm.

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Firm and practice SM3?

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That’s a great idea!... long silence, al right what else do we have pending?
Smile plus long silence and shaking my head a bit, maybe some gesture with the hand.
People don’t know how to use smiles and silence it is so powerful, why?

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“Help me understand”

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This, or, "okay, can you say more about that?"

Which is basically giving you enough rope to hang yourself.

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“Sure, [name]”. I learned this from the team in India and it’s such a satisfying mix of polite and dismissive

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EY18 it’s subtle. But yes, the more a name is used the more subtly but intentionally dominant someone is being. And a “sure,” or, “sure, sure,” is an unmistakable tell.

Wow - what an indirect culture the US has. No wonder nobody knows what the other means lol
If I’m annoyed I say so, in a very polite manner and tone. There will be no doubt left. European here :)

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Alright that sounds good

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I found myself just got down saying “sounds like a plan” — read “whatever, I already explained why this is a bad plan but it’s your call in the end). Not to be confused with “Great/awesome plan!” You gave me some ideas on how to tone it down another notch in my enthusiasm.

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Thank you. (Very hard punctuation at the end of each email):

Sure no problem. Thank you.

Please see the attached. Thank you.

Please give me a call. Thank you.

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Please refer to email below

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skewl

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"Per my last email...."

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This...

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Aight imma head out

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“Whatever” lol

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Same

Explains in detail.... “Hope this helps”

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In my experience. A "simple request" is usually just a vague idea of what they want with no stated purpose... or very specific idea of what they want and don't communicate it too you. "Do an analysis on our business with Delta". Ok. What do you want done? Over what time frame? What talking points do you want? What does the customer want to see? Ect.

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Don’t know, I was told I’m bossy 🤷‍♀️ must not be really good at hiding my annoyance.

#everydaysexism

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lol same. Idk how to tone it down. I’m just direct, and to the point. I also hear i look intimidating so that doesn’t help at all

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So stealing this!

In person, I get interrupted a lot so I’ll always just loudly say “excuse me, to finish my point” people think I’m a bitch but I’m so over getting talked over and it doesn’t happen as much anymore.

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I’m right on top of that, Rose!

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best reference on this thread.

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I had a manger who would to say on occasion “I don’t hate it” lol

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You have to have style and be funny for saying that one.

Amazed that I haven't seen this one yet, but where I'm from we say, "bless your heart."

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That’s the Southern line we all love

‘I love my job’

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I was thinking Devil Wears Prada, but of course then it'd be repeated thrice

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“Got it”

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Sure

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