Do you ever get tired of missing verbs when someone tells you what they support or oppose? One of my favorites was the Violence Against Women Act. Are you opposing or promoting violence against women? Couldn’t it just as easily have been Stop Violence Against Women Act?
At work, this shows up in our training. Everyone has to take Sexual Harassment training. What exactly are they teaching there? Maybe I don’t want to take that training. Or maybe I do. The latest one was Practical Preparedness for Workplace Violence. Well let’s see. Let me check my list.
- Bring extra magazines.
- Plan your route ahead of time.
- Know when your coworkers arrive.
- Save one bullet, you may need it.
Oh, wait, you meant something else? Sorry, I couldn’t tell.