Let's All Take a Shower
Political correctness continues unabated across the globe, but it's apparently running out of good targets.
'Brainstorming', the buzz term used by executives to generate ideas among their
staff, has been deemed politically incorrect by civil servants because it is
thought to be offensive to people with brain disorders. Instead
staff at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) in Belfast
will use the term 'thought-showers' when they get together to think creatively.
A spokeswoman said: 'The DETI does not use the term brainstorming on its
training courses on the grounds that it may be deemed pejorative.'
Unbelieveable. Thought showers! These thought shower sessions will start with someone yelling "Let's all take a shower!" in the words of the late great Rodney Dangerfield. Um, let's not. In related news, staff at the DMV must now be nicer to customers and address them as "Mr." or "Ms." Asswipe.