(1). A euphemism for outsourcing certain functions to another firm or service provider, intended to imply that the use of the other provider is to the customer’s benefit, as opposed to simply a cost-saving measure, which it invariably is.
– Tell you about the “big” project they’re working on.
– Make a phone call that you, and all the other riders, unwillingly participate in.
– Talk about Obama.
“Hey buddy, mind if I sit next to ya? Guess we’re train neighbors for the morning. I’ll try not to get up to use the bathroom too much, my granddaughter always does, she’s great. I’m headin’ to New Jersey, gotta take the Amtrak. This is the train to Penn right? Had an omelet for breakfast, that probably wasn’t a good idea. Got a big meeting today for this project I’ve been working on for the last year. Man I’m tired. Oh, hold on, I gotta take this call. Hi Barry. HI BARRY, I DON’T HAVE GREAT RECEPTION, I’M ON THE TRAIN. NO, IT’S NOT A QUIET CAR. CRAZY ABOUT THIS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, RIGHT?”