More Quotes out of Context

Found this set of quotes from a meeting which yielded some excellent quotes.

If you quote me, I will shoot you.
– Ulrike Brenner

I’m going to keep my mouth shut, so I don’t end up in the quote show.
– Matt Clacy

This is a quote-free zone.
– Unidentified

Contracts people tend not to be flexible.
– Stephen Breen

Good ring tone Ann.
– Scott Nodolf to Ann Nightingale

Hello, there appears to be no activity ongoing at this meeting, good-bye.
– Teleconference Phone Robot

Do we have and I know we don’t.
– Stephen Breen

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Background: This all started at a US Sales meeting and in order to stay focused on what was being said, I started writing down the business cliches, like “let’s circle the wagons”, “let’s table that”, “always be closing” and then count how many times they were said. As I began paying attention, I would hear a phrase that was appropriate for the context in which it was said, but wow, it sure was amusing to see the phrase just sitting there by itself. That lead me to put them into a slide show show so the phrase was seen in its purest form along with the person who said it.  As this practice became known, the slide set became the unofficial and humorous wrap-up presentation, kind of a summary of the things stated over the course of the meeting.

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