Why the phrase “we take allergies very seriously” gives me the heebie-jeebies

The phrase “we take allergies very seriously” sets my teeth on edge. I suspect it’s a bit like “some of my best friends are gay” in that it's intended to sound impressive and reassuring, and like the person speaking isn’t being a nob at all, honest. But it’s followed by a silent “and that’s why … Continue reading Why the phrase “we take allergies very seriously” gives me the heebie-jeebies