I did not realize how eroding to confidence that "sure" can be when said, sent, or written as a response to an important question. I am guilty of using it with my kids when I don't really want to answer yes but am going to answer anyway.
In the workplace it is particularly inappropriate because the answer given should be more clear - ie yes or no. I did some research to see if I am the only one that feels this way about the word "sure," and sure enough I am not the only person on the internet that thinks it should be eliminated from the everyday vernacular as a response to closed ended questions.
One person went as far as to state "it is a weapon of passive aggressive indifference," and I agree with this statement. Urban dictionary defines it as "the worst response to a yes or no question."
To be clear, the best times to use "sure" are as follows:
I will be working towards eliminating this response and other passive aggressive responses this month and into the new year.
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