“Is the network on a go-slow today?”
- No. The computers are not in a trade union, and are therefore not currently engaged in a ‘go-slow‘ protest.
- Overlooking your infantile command of the English language, the answer to your question is still ‘no’.
I’m not quite certain why I hate this particular phrase, but I do. I honestly want to slap anyone who says it.
Even when it’s not articulated in this fashion, the tendency of some people to inflate their problems to attract more attention is irritating. This isn’t quite the same as the people who say that “nothing is working“; that’s borne out of ignorance. This is a deliberate suggestion that the problem is affecting more than one person, and therefore is a higher priority. It’s almost certainly not, and when I have determined that beyond doubt, its priority will mysteriously drop lower still.