There’s one phrase that drives me nuts everytime: “We should do that.” Any time I hear that, I do an internal eye roll. (Ok, maybe it’s not so internal.)
How many times have I heard from someone, “We should do that.” Well, yes, we should, and if you really want to do it, then do it. That’s my attitude.
I wasn’t always this way. Back in my younger days, when someone said those words, I took it to mean that we should do that. (I know, crazy.) So I would actually plan the thing he or she was talking about and then that same person would be like, “What? Oh, I can’t do that. I’ve got bocce ball practice, OR I have to get my toe nails clipped, OR I’ve fallen and can’t get up.” Even better is the “Oh, I didn’t really mean it. I was just saying.”
So as I got older and heard those words, I was like, “Yeah, we should. Let me know when you actually want to do it.” And I will tell you, 9 times out of 10, that person never does it. Maybe I sound jaded, but I’ve been around and around the block on this one.
I have this friend. Every time I see her, and I mean every time, she has another “we should do that” thing. “We should go to Florida for a weekend.” “We should go golfing.” “We should go shopping together.” We shoulda, woulda, coulda. Never happens. And even though I’ve learned to just smile and nod, it’s still a pet peeve with me. And always will be.