Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Things People Say

The other day someone said to me, "Not to be rude, but...." Does anything good ever follow that lead-in? How is what comes next NOT going to be rude? I also recently heard, "This is a true story...." Um, of course it's a true story. I hadn't even considered it wasn't a true story until now. Or what about, "Just between you and me..." Well, what about the mouse in my pants? Is it OK if he hears, too? I think if someone prefaces it with "just between you and me" they've already blabbed to others. Other annoying sayings? How about "the fact of the matter is" or "Honestly..." What about you? Are there any sayings which drive you batty?

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