I’ve been trying to work out for myself when people in call centres started calling customers ‘yourself’ and referring to themselves as ‘ourselves’ and asking at the end of calls ‘Is there anything more that ourselves can do for yourself today?’
Yes there fucking well is. Stop calling me yourself. Presumably they’ve been told to do this by some twat who runs their training courses. Or has it simply spread like swine flu across comercial telephone networks? Ourselves believe that ourselves should be told.