May. 9th, 2011

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Oftentimes, I hear people in management advising others to give bad news in what they call a "love sandwich," referring to the practice of starting the conversation with a positive comment, making the negative statement, and following it with another positive comment.

This bothers me.

Not because it sounds kinda dirty in a threesome sort of way, and I think that that is inappropriate for the workplace. That apparently doesn't faze me at all.

I dislike it because it's somewhat of a misnomer. Love Sandwich. It makes it sound like the love is what's in the middle. And it's not, unless it's tough love they're referring to.

It's like calling a ham on rye a Rye Sandwich.

*shakes head; wags finger*

I would take a Meanie on Nice Bread. Or, as Maggie suggested, a Negative on Pleasant Toast. Or even an Oops! Sandwich.

But not a Love Sandwich. Just no.

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