|I got that same response when I expressed my "concerns" over the prolific use of "mankind" in literature; I guess I'm a bit new age. But it reminded me not to get hung up over these little sensitivities (I am, after all a PART of huMANkind).|
I prefer People kind. Would "Prof up"* or "adult-up" work? Part of maturing as a person and certainly as a business man or woman (see, you thought you had me!) is owning up to our responsibilities, mistakes, decisions. A professional institution shouldn't be hiding behind an unworthy company that refuses to pay its vendors fairly or timely (or at all).