I wish that people would say what they mean, rather than use trite platitudes that are impersonal. Overused and unoriginal, they leave me wanting a more personal, unique expression. Did you hear me? Do you get it? They don’t feel satisfying. It’s like someone threw a dart and missed. Here is a glimpse into my psyche and what some common sayings mean to me.
This too shall pass. (I hate this one!)
Translation: I don’t have a clue how to help you feel better.
Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
Translation: Your feelings are scaring me!
Welcome to my world.
Translation: I’m tired of talking about you.
God only gives you what you can handle.
Translation: I’m hungry. Is dinner ready yet?
It builds strong character.
Translation: I’m glad it didn’t happen to me!
Let bygones be bygones.
Translation: I wonder if I ever treated someone that way.
All is fair in love and war.
Translation: I can’t get away from this conversation fast enough!
What sayings annoy you?