Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sentence starters that drive me crazy...

I was cruising around, lurking on various blogs, and found this one:

She's pretty funny. But, I admit I found some of the comments people left her to be really rude.
And it got me thinking about all the ways people start a sentence when they are going to justify being rude, mean, or dishonest.

So, here are some I thought of:

"I'm going to be totally honest with you..."[Expect a blatent lie after this]
"I'm just going to be honest and say..."{Here comes something really rude}
"I dont want to hurt your feelings, but"...{I'm going to anyway}
"Please don't take this the wrong way..." [I'm going to be mean, but don't be offended]
"Can I be honest with you?"...[Here comes something hurtful]

And one of my all time favorites:
"Okay, this is not an attack or anything, but..." [Look out cause here comes some of the most judgmental stuff you'll hear all week.]

All of this leaves me with 2 final thoughts tonight. First, thanks to everyone who has been supportive of me in the last year of blogging.

Second, Can we all go back to that kindergarten lesson, "If you don't have anything nice to say...blah, blah, blah"



Doohickie said...

.....never mind.

Felicia said...

Gosh I wish everyone lived by that rule! Although, I'm sure I'm guilty of using one of those opening lines! Opps!

PennyCandy said...

I guess I never noticed or maybe people are just nice on most of the blogs I read.

Natasha said...

Thanks a bunch for linking me, and also for defending me to those jerks! I totally agree with your post; always been a pet peeve. Another one I hate is when people say, "I was just kidding!" to get out of trouble when they clearly weren't.

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