I love you! I know it’s early in our relationship so I shouldn’t be so direct, but I was always bad at playing the game. I mean, if I like you shouldn’t I just say it?
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine uttered the following sentence, "No, I didn't see [Popular Television Show] last night. I forgot it was coming back this week and I didn't set my VCR". Feel free to reread those sentences as many times as you wish. While doing so, I encourage you to pay specific attention to the words "a few weeks ago" and "didn't set my VCR". I'm certainly aware of the fact that some people are comfortable in their ways, and/or hesitant to adopt new technology, but at what point does their firm stance on icy Lake Old-Fashioned turn into a frigid, out-of-touch swim?
Every man with the vocabulary of a 15-year-old has a list of words and phrases they should never use. We hear them every day and from our greatest athletes without ever realizing how bad they sound. The words, by themselves, are filled with the power and grace of a master calligrapher. They are multilayered wordsand pharses with several definitions and many connotations.
Maybe its because of what I do that it bothers me.
Maybe its because I work all day as a male intelligence advocate trying to convince stores and marketers that still consider us bumbling idiots it annoys me so.
Maybe its because I just have a since of pride, or stubbornness, that says if I want to do it I can without having to call it stupid names.