Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Swearing at work boosts morale.

I coulda saved some group of researchers a whole bunch of money, because I have already verified that this is true. I just don't swear in front of residents or people with whom I have to maintain a veneer of professionalism. Mostly, it's just letting fly with the potty mouth in an empty office. Some might say that's crazy. I just call it therapy.

16 comments:

Christina said...

I get praised for my "professionalism" all the time...if only people could hear what I say AFTER I hang up the phone! :P

Barbara Bruederlin said...

My office is rarely empty, as I am in a common work space, but that doesn't stop the muttered curses - so lovely!

mully said...

swearing is big and clever! it always boosts my morale.

Buck Pennington said...

I'm tryin' to quit.

heh.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Saw that on drudge this morning. Does seem bloody obvious, don't it? Nothing like a string of good expletives too clear the mind and boost the mood.

Myron said...

Although I learned from the best (after all, I was on submarines in my yoot) I have always watched my mouth and matched my language to my surroundings. But in Pennsylvania, you may not be safe from the language patrol in you own home.

Kevin said...

Our field dept must have the highest morale in the company...

skywriter said...

I have that. . I call it selective Tourettes.

Lin said...

Oh and don't it feel soooo good when you can. Pick it up fluently in a less common language and you can really expand your situational use. This is very handy when someone grinds their heel into an ingrown toenail.

DBA Dude said...

Thanks to Father Ted for giving the world "Feck".

This can be used in ALL situations!

Christina said...

When I'm around other people, I tend to use "fudge buckets!" a lot.

Detail Medic said...

This cannot be true. We swear constantly and yet morale is the same. Maybe we're not doing it enough...

Dick said...

Fuckin' A.

g bro said...

I AM Dr. Tourette.

phlegmfatale said...

christina - well, one must vent off the steam on occasion...

barbara - it's the pause that refreshes

mully - big and clever! Perzackley!

buck - and how's that working out for you?

fhb - nothing expresses degrees so well as an impeccably deployed "frelling."

myron - perhaps it is best to live alone, then

kevin - I'd call that a mark of distinction!

skywriter - oooh, me too!

lin - multilingual folk have the chance of optimizing their equal-opportunity offensiveness, which I support wholeheartedly

dba dude - Father Ted rocked!

christina - you make that sound almost wholesome! *vow to start using "fudgebuckets" toute-de-suite

detail medic - think how in-the-crapper morale would be if you were NOT expressing yourselves!

dick - damn skippy!

g bro - You?! I can't picture it - you're too refined for that, methinks.

:P fuzzbox said...

Then I am a veritable Zig Ziegler of Profanity.