Damage Control

Lately, damage control is my life.  Ironically enough, I’m not even the one doin’ the damn damage.  So, it is very frustrating.  I mean, you would think it would be me.  From past experience, and for those that know me, my directness can be somewhat abrasive.  Thankfully, my friends and colleagues  know this and do not take anything I say offensively.  With me, there is no out-of-context.

Don’t get me wrong, I still get into shitloads of trouble.  Just my existence gets me into trouble.  But, I can handle that.  The damage control for the things I do, once again, believe or not, is relatively easy.  Especially at work when those teeny, little white lies start… .  I AM that good!

However, doin’ damage control when I ain’t doin’ the damage is getting old.  I could give examples, but I would really get into trouble.  Remember this IS the written word, posted for all to read.  If I recall Sony had a similar problem a few months back.  But that was e-mails.   Still … .

Instead, I consulted a ‘reference’ – I use that term loosely.  The Urban Dictionary is an internet sensation with contents that my youngest would consider ‘sketch’ .  Actually, I think everyone considers it sketch.  However, it’s really funny, sometimes gross, but wildly creative.


So, what  DOES the Urban Dictionary say about Damage Control?

top definition – an attempt made to correct or rectify a situation that went wrong

Thankfully, I picked a lame word.  With some of the other entries, this is not the case.  However, to spice it up a bit this ‘reference’ adds random words to each definition.  There are 20 words related to each entry, which in my case, is  damage control.

Here are a few that are truely related:

  • propaganda – when a government says one thing to intentionally get the public to believe something that is mostly lies
  • BS – bullshit, duh
  • bullshit – a blatant lie, a fragrant untruth, an obvious fallacy
  •                – or, the excrement of cattle
  • greenwashing – when companies pretend to be environmentally friendly when, n fact, they are not
  • exercise – doing shit at the gym
  • spinoculation – a type of damage control  industry, public relations or political lobbying , where by the public is “inoculated” against  the inevitable release of information which is potentially threatening … .  Blah, blah, blah

Last, but definitely not least:

  • fuckbuddy – All the benefits of being in a relationship minus the bullshit like not doing enough for Valentine’s Day or her birthday, not spending 3 months salary on a stupid ring, and not spending enough quality time with her.

The definition of that word has damage written all over it.  Thankfully, that one is beyond my control.

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