and, mean what you say. My friend Jeff blogs about a pet peeve we share — folks who cannot follow through on what they say, especially with respect to time. Mankind’s most precious asset is time — don’t abuse or presume on it!Corollaries include:
- “…to make a long story short…” (too late)
- “I’m sure you won’t mind if I take just a little more of your time…” (what makes you so sure?)
- “I know I ran over, but…” (my time and life is more important than yours)
Don’t presume upon or mislead your audience with respect to time.