This weeks Listography is Top 5 Phrases That Drive Me Crazy. Brilliant prompt, if you ask me, because there are hundreds of phrases that drive me up the wall.
1. I’ll think about it.
Me: Do you fancy going shopping tomorrow?
Ben: I’ll think about it – translates as “No”
2. I’m not being rude but…
Yes, you are, otherwise you wouldn’t finish the sentence but keep it in the box. If you’ve got nothing nice to say, zip it.
Example: I’m not being rude but this dress makes your bum look massive.
3. Forget about it
No, I can’t. You just went on about it for three hours, so how can you expect me to forget about it?
4. Can I ask you a question?
No, you’ve just wasted your question by asking me if you can ask one? If you want to ask me something, then just do it? Don’t beat around the bush…
5. I’ll be there in a second
Ehm, no you won’t. Most likely you haven’t even left yet and I’ll still sit here ready to go in an hour.