Standing on the sidelines of a recent youth baseball game I heard the phrase “Swing at Strikes”over and over from a coach.

I could only imagine what the young batter was thinking.

“No coach I am going to swing at the ball over my head.”

Of course the batter wants to swing at strikes. They want to get a hit.

Pitchers will try and have the batter chase a bad pitch. But the batters don’t intentionally go to the plate to not swing at strikes.

Ever hear a sayings in your workplace that is just as inane?

Here are a few of my favorites

“How is your bandwidth?”

“That is how it has always been done.”

“Look at all the salaries in this meeting….”

“That’s my seat…”

“We don’t need to wear name tags all my customers know our names.”