“Leveraging Relationships”

I was sitting in Le Pain Quotidien on 50th Street, waiting for a friend, when a man two table away began talking to his female companion.

“I am a Relationship Consultant,” he began in a loud voice. “I help people leverage their relationships.”

I turned to the man sitting next to me. “Didn’t we use to just call that ‘knowing people?'” I asked him.

“Nope,” he said, “I’d call it ‘blackmail.'”

Call me old-fashioned, but some days I get nostalgic for plain English.

About Nancy

Nancy Hoffmann began studying Zen Buddhism in 1992 and has dedicated this site to meditating on what she sees and believes. She is not averse to sharing laughter as well.
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