Being Corrected Incorrectly
It drives me nuts to be corrected by someone, especially a â€œsuperior,â€ when I know they are incorrect. I am too polite to tell people they are wrong, because it feels rude, but afterwards I will agonize over the incident for months. This happened twice recently, once when someone corrected me that â€œquarterlyâ€ means every four months not three (which is incorrect), and once when my boss used â€œexpediateâ€ (not a word) instead of â€œexpedite.â€ I didnâ€™t say anything but now I am gritting my teeth over it. How does one point that out (especially to oneâ€™s boss) without being rude? It drives me crazy.