Thursday, November 13, 2008

Shock and Denial

So, the Colonel had his final this morning (see previous post) and, I can't believe this, was voted the one who attained the most benefit from the whole shabang.


I heard his presentation and I have one word: smarmy. No lie. It was the epitome of smarminess.

I am digging that word, smarmy, right now. Let's see what it really means:

adj. smarm·i·er, smarm·i·est
1. Hypocritically, complacently, or effusively earnest; unctuous.

Now, for a dip in the Thesaurus:

1. smarmy - unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech; "buttery praise"; "gave him a fulsome introduction"; "an oily sycophantic press agent"; "oleaginous hypocrisy"; "smarmy self-importance"; "the unctuous Uriah Heep"; "soapy compliments"

Friends, if you just could've heard this. AND, and, and....the Exec. VP was on the line and spewed out how "proud" he was of the Colonel's progress. I am telling you, one of the "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader" kids could've come up with a better presentation.

Who put the bar down on the floor with the rugs??


Ronnica said...

Key words: "benefit" and "progress." That doesn't mean he's GOOD, just that he's better than before. And aren't all good sales people at least a bit "smarmy" as you said?

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Unbelievable, its still a mans world.

Dawn said...

I'm not sure I've ever heard the word smarmy before. I'm going to have to use it now. LOL

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

smarmy makes me think: OILY and GREASY

Ritch in Love said...

I kinda agree with queen sized funny bone: it's a mans world....sometimes...

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