Friday, November 14, 2014

"We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause."

Is this the single most common sentence in office emails (and, possibly, in the English language) now that the computer age is well into middle age?

(We actually know of one person who worked in an office where there was a broadcast email that ended with this variation: "Thank you for your patients and apologize for any incontinence this may cause." We would like to believe that it may have been evidence of a sense of humor rather than another IT professional leaning too heavily on his or her email program's spell-checking capabilities.)

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