Advanced Childhood Dialogue

There's lots of business books that say we should learn from the wisdom of children, and I completely agree. During meetings, you may find the following two phrases useful.

"Not it!" This is good for shirking responsibility. Sample usage:

Big Boss: "We need to see a report summarizing this quarter's trends in the follow geographic regions..."

You: "Not it!"

"Shotgun!" Similarly, you may wish to express strong agreement with a sentiment, or that you're willing to go along with a suggestion that's been made. You're along for the ride.

HR Director: "We are strongly advocating that casual Fridays be extended to accommodate employees who elect to go pantsless."

You: "Shotgun!"

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