Corporate Lingo Watch

Got smacked with a new flavor of corporate metaphor this week. This is so meta it deserves a post-modern critique.

Guy is referring to a business deal that is taking longer than it should. The metaphor here is that it doesn’t have much energy. Running out of steam. Batteries are low. That kind of thing. What does he say? “This deal is low blood sugar.” After the split second what-did-he-say? I next wondered if there were any diabetics on the line.

Also, please do not use “uptick” and “downselect” in the same sentence. Makes me need to grab the desk to steady myself.