“Kindly” Wins Overrated Word Of Week Award

I found him (her?) at www.jonathanwinters.com. Although the creative humorist died in 2013, his work endures.

I found him (her?) at http://www.jonathanwinters.com. Although the creative humorist died in 2013, his work endures.

Telephone customer service reps fascinate me.

Although they are conversing, these verbal soldiers march to pre-rehearsed scripts.

My phone friend today was coached to preface everything with KINDLY.

“Kindly give me a few moments.”

“If you could kindly allow me to check that…”

I unkindly imagined Jonathan Winters as Maude Frickert. That spicy old granny character would cackle, “Be quiet and like it!” I believe that was the reasoning for leaning on the K-word so much.

I have a wild idea. Once, I used a word that worked. PLEASE. Take it for a spin.

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