Those that are fans of Jim Rome are familiar with the Triple U – things that were texted to him that were unfunny, uninspired, and unreadable that we hear almost every day. These evolved into a general doctrine of things you don’t really want to say or do.
1) Two coworkers happen to wear a red shirt on the same day. Coworker number three “Looks like I didn’t get the memo on the dress code today!”
2) Person steps into the elevator with a pizza – fellow elevator occupant “Thanks, I’ll take a slice of pepperoni!” Or person steps into the elevator with flowers – fellow elevator occupant “Oh, you shouldn’t have!”
3) Coworker leaves work after 8 hrs, coworker quips “Taking a half day of vacation today?”
I think you get the idea! During my short time with the federal government, I hear Triple U’s very frequently, and have made it a point to minimize my own (if I recognize them in time!). Have you heard any good one’s lately?