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This Open Thread Thanks You For Your Input

Welcome to this fresh new week, which will most likely be littered with some annoying things. Let’s be honest, nothing can ever be all good.

There will, for instance, be a lot of empty phrases, like For Instance and Let’s Be Honest. You might encounter a No Offense, which will always be exactly that, or an In All Fairness. And of course there will be many, many You Knows.

Have you encountered any empty phrases so far? Which are the ones you hate most? Or has anything else been annoying you on this lovely Monday?

By Karo

Schnazzy East German translator and cricket obsessive residing in England. I have other qualities, too.

8 replies on “This Open Thread Thanks You For Your Input”

I was away on vacation all last week and got back Sunday. I turn my phone back on and see that my landlord/neighbor has texted that, while digging up their yard with a backhoe to put in a new deck, they accidentally hit/broke the septic tank. I now cannot do the dishes, flush the toilet, or shower until they REPLACE THE WHOLE THING.

I have never been happier for my gym membership. Momma needs some hot water and somewhere to poop.

I’m self-employed, and that’s doing my brain all kinds of good. Sometimes I think everything ever said in an official employment environment these days comes from the big book of empty phrases. I can’t take CVs, cover letters, credentials, letters of recommendation etc. seriously at all. Blah blah blah.

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