When they say "Nothing is too good for our employees" (or troops, or customers, unindicted co-conspirators, abductees, whatever), I always thought it meant there was no upper limit to the goodness due 'em.
But the more I see the actual practice, the more I realize the true meaning is that the speaker believes even nothing would be more than is deserved -- but it's too darned much work to hand out less than nothing, so a big fat plateful of zilch is what's in the offing.
That revelation's going to make my daily life ever so much less disappointing!
T. R. MCELROY'S STREAMLINED TELEGRAPH KEYS
8 months ago