M E M O R A N D U M
RE: Got it?
Please immediately refrain from referring to a generalized “memo” when someone of your acquaintance asks you if you are privy to certain information or a situation about which you were thitherto unaware. For example, if Becky approaches you at lunch and says, “Clarissa, what are you doing? The cool kids stopped eating Underwood Deviled Ham on the veranda weeks ago,” you are no longer allowed to respond, “A thousand pardons, Rebecca. I must not have gotten the memo” (emphasis mine).
Along the same lines, you are not to reference “the memo” when you simply cannot believe your acquaintance is not hip to information or a situation to which you, of course, are, indeed, hip. For example, if you discover that Roger attends roller derby camp every summer, you are no longer permitted to say, “Yo, Rodge. No one does roller derby anymore. Didn’t you get the memo?”
If, after receiving this memo, you discover someone violating its terms, kindly bring the indiscretion to his or her attention. You are permitted to reference this memo when doing so.
Thank you for your cooperation.