My friend SJ and I have a little saying that we like to use. Clearly, we didn't invent the saying, but it just makes me giggle every time we say it. Today, SJ even made up an acronym for it - SYPH = Shut Your Pie Hole.
SJ and I work together, and we find that we have the opportunity to use this line frequently, especially lately. Whenever we are in a meeting and someone is droning on and on about something irrelevant, or just plain boring. Shut Your Pie Hole. Whenever someone writes an email to someone else congratulating them for basically doing their job. Shut Your Pie Hole. Whenever someone says something that we don't agree with, or is just annoying. SYPH!
Now, we can increase our email response speed or even write a little note to each other in a meeting using our new acronym. Of course, we don't actually say Shut Your Pie Hole to people's faces. At least not unless we know them well enough to have a good idea of how they'll take it.
SYPH makes me happy. For some reason, it just seems to make the hardest times more bearable.