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Wednesday, June 15th, 2005

ASAP is a Four Letter Word (sort of)

Why do people use the acronym ASAP when the really want to say ‘do it now!’?

ASAP (as soon as possible) implies an understanding that you
have other things to do or deal with and that this request will be
addressed at the first possible moment. There is also an understanding
that the first possible moment might be an hour or maybe even a day
away. So if you say ‘we need to take care of this ASAP’ and I get back
to you 4 days later (2 of those days being over the weekend) please
don’t get mad, cus to me, this was ASAP.

I also have a sneaking suspicion that people who use ASAP incorrectly
also use ironic incorrectly.

…Thanks D

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