Sunday, October 18, 2009

how to insure I am no longer listening to you

Begin a sentence with "They say that....", and you've lost me. AAAHHH!! Who are 'they' and why should you or I care at all what they said? Cite an author, quote a friend, tell me a story with names and faces that are trustworthy - then I'm in. I'm listening with all of me.

Or be honest and say "I think that...." That'll work, too. Don't put the onus on some wholly unaccountable "they."

But just to be clear: I do not give a hoot what "they" say.

6 comments:

Rob said...

They say that it's good to qualify one's statements in order to increase the validity of the spoken content. :P

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Kelly said...

I said this didn't I. crap. ;)

R.S. said...

What about the famous "it," such as the responsible party for consecutive days of snow/not-snow, snow/not-snow?

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