Monday, June 16, 2008

'Nice to meet you'

There are many polite phrases you have to get accustomed to - "nice to meet you" is one of them.

After you meet someone for the first time and you are parting ways, you say the required phrase.

At work, we have a reporter who insists on saying "nice to meet you" after she gets off the phone with people. It drives me crazy! After a long interview for a feature story, she'll say "Ok, it was very nice to meet you!" before hanging up.

I cringe in my seat across the room.

"You didn't meet them!" I want to yell out. "You just talked to them on the phone! It is NOT the same thing!!!"

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