|ASAP? Not So Soon!|
BY BRUCE APAR
Lately, when I write the acronym ASAP, I can't help wonder if the recipient is reading that the same way I intend it.
Acronyms can be funny little devices, at least this one in particular.
When you see ASAP, don't you associate it with a task getting done immediately? I tend to too.
But the words those initials represent are As Soon As Possible, which means not necessarily right now, or even tomorrow, but whenever I practicably can get to the task.
I may begin to spell out ASAP instead of using shorthand to ensure my audience takes from it what I mean by it.