Editor’s Note: I have over three years worth of material from my old blog. I have decided to begin reposting some of that old material since most of my current audience wasn’t around during those times. I’m starting with this piece, because it is one of the most important things for you to understand here. There is a certain form to concurring, and this piece will explain it.
Originally posted on January 2, 2013…
Many, many years ago, in a retail store far, far away… I was at work. And it sucked. But that’s not what I’m here to tell you about. I’m at work now and it sucks. Some things never change.
Anyhow, a coworker and I were discussing…something. I don’t remember the exact subject matter of our conversation, but the coworker expressed an opinion on something with which I agreed, so I said, “I concur.”
Then, a really, really dumb blonde (is there any other kind?) coworker who happened to overhear our conversation interrupted us with this gem: “Concur? Isn’t that something a doctor does?”
“Yes,” I quipped, “only a doctor can concur. Didn’t you know I run a lucrative medical practice during the day and only moonlight as a destitute retail worker?”
That line is one of the most unintentionally hilarious lines I have ever heard. Evidently, someone had seen Catch Me If You Can one too many times.
From that moment on those in the know (you are now a part of this fortuitous group) always ensure the statement, “I concur,” is dutifully followed with, “like a doctor.” In fact, if you are in the know, it is mandatory that you concur only like a doctor.
So you have you mission, oh faithful readers. When somebody concurs, it is your mandate to ensure they do so just like a doctor. Go forth, and spread the word.