Quotes out of context

Another set of quotes from a meeting that provided plenty of good quotes:

Is that all we need to do to keep you quiet Jim?
– Ann Nightingale to Jim Ashby

So Jim, you also can’t hear with your mouth full?
 – Scott Nodolf to Jim Ashby

We’ve always had trouble with Japan.
–  Dave Peters

France – not so good.
–  Dave Peters

The data suggest the French are more expensive.
– Dave Peters

It seems we need a training on how to put our Blackberries in silent mode.
– Unattributed

When money is on the table, Ashby delivers.
– Unidentified

Jim had to get stuck with me in the end.
– Elizabeth Thiele

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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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