Now that I have all of my motivational speakers on communication's attention, please weigh in on this one:
I walk into my neighborhood dry cleaner with an armload of not-100%-cotton items and I notice that they have remodeled.
Me – "Oh! How nice your remodel looks!"
She – "You must not have been in for quite a while. Welcome anyway."
Me – Speechless… but I think my expression spoke volumes because she was gushy nice for the rest of our transaction.
"Welcome ANYWAY??" I hope that's a slip that she'll never make again. What do you think, one of the worst you've heard? It is for me.