This post was borne out of frustration from the common things people say when you’re going through something or when they literally have nothing else to say. Don’t get me wrong, I’m guilty of all of these at some point in my life and I probably still am but I guess the “think before you speak” happens much more often these days. So with that I implore you to think a little more, stop invalidating people’s pain and find another way to do small talk. Or best of all – be quiet.
P.S - This post wouldn’t be what it is without my little anonymous contributor. And of course anyone who responded to my tweet - thank you!
“There are people out there worse off than you”
“It could be worse”
THANKS FOR INVALIDATING MY PAIN.
“Don’t think about the past”
“Forget about the past”
LOL OKAY! *MAGICALLY FORGETS THE WHOLE PAST*
“Just move on”
OKAY COOL OFF I GO.
“Don’t think about [insert person’s name]”
*TURNS OFF EMOTIONS* WOW IT WORKED!!!
“Everyone has their own issues so you need to be more mindful”
AGAIN, THANKS FOR INVALIDATING MY PAIN!
“You need to decide if you want to be happy”
I WANT TO BE HAPPY! *IS INSTANTLY CURED*
“Don’t look at this negatively”
HOW ELSE DO YOU EXPECT ME TO LOOK AT IT? I AM SAD RIGHT NOW.
“It was for the best”
WAS IT? WAS THAT *THING* ALWAYS DOOMED?
What annoying statements do you find yourself saying all the time? Do you hate small talk too?
I love concerts, 6am flights, 90s R&B, cancelled plans and wine. My blog Memoirs and Musings is all about documenting my travels infusing my personal experiences (memoirs) and a few musings along the way.