Here is the next installment of quotes taken out of context in business meetings I have attended:
I am about to unbutton my pants.
I love show tunes.
– Kris Kuhner
Were they out of kegs?
– Pete Nieto to Lauren Skinner
Is that a baby bottle?
– Scott Nodolf to Stuart Roeves
– Mark Matson
Stewwey, are you ready for another baba?
– Jim Ashby
I was waiting for him to play the race card.
– Pete Nieto
I actually have to use a calculator for this.
– Paul Colombo
Can I get your corker thing now or later?
– Debbie McCoy to Pete Nieto
He’s cooking your tuna in his pants.
– Kris Kuhner to Andrew Smith
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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 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.