Thursday, February 26, 2009

No no no

Below is a poem compiled from the oblique and directly prohibitive language (88 words/43 instances in three pages) from a memo summarizing our latest employee meeting.

Please be
Should be
Should be
NOT
Must
Must be
Please ask
Expected
Did not retain
Cancellations
Reduced
The only means
Requested
Stay
Please remember
Strictly
Is expected
We ask
Not compensate
De-motivating
Can not substitute
Must start
Must be
Do not wait
Please arrange
No longer
Tolerated
Please refer
Strictly prohibited
Please reserve
A teacher’s duty
Please make
Is to be
Is to be
Must be reserved
No exceptions
Is to be
Is to be
Must be reviewed
Must be submitted
Permissible ONLY
Strictly prohibited
No exceptions

3 comments:

Stan Apps said...

wow. depressing! real!

Ryan said...

This is why I need to find a new job.

Bureaucratic Imagination said...

This is the perfect poem for the post-steroids era.