More annoying than "hey guys" is "hey guys... and girl."

(Traditionally I don't mind being incorporated in the "guys" because my last name is Guy so I can identify easily. But I know 99% of the time people aren't including me in that way on purpose. I know when they are because they say something along the lines of "ohhh see what I did there!?" which kind of ruins it. Also I take a stand against guys-as-gender-neutral on principle these days).

(In case you're stuck "hey everyone", "hey folks" or just plain ol' "hey" are actually not that challenging with practice. You can even get used to using them on rooms of people you think are all the same gender).

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