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One day at work, I was heading out for my lunchtime walk and a man that I did not know said "Smile!  It may never happen!"

 

I looked him directly in the eye and said "How do you know that it hasn't already happened?"  That shut him up.

 

There I was just looking forward to my solitary walk and thinking about what I'd do after work and a stranger comes out with that?  It always annoyed me, whoever said it!  I'm supposed to go around grinning like a fool all the time?

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@suzyQ3 wrote:

@QVCkitty1 wrote:

@suzyQ3 wrote:

@Goldengate8361 wrote:

"Everybody's voice is important and should be heard." This is complete nonsense!!!!!! Just because someone has a voice, it does not naturally follow that whatever is said should be considered important nor should it necessarily be respected. 


Isn't that the usually unspoken truth, @Goldengate8361 


@suzyQ3 , The tricky part is who decides ?


The listener, @QVCkitty1, I definitely could give you many examples of speech that I neither consider important (meaning helpful to anyone) nor respectable.


@suzyQ3 , You're right, I was thinking in the broader sense .

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"Learn to say no."  In my experience people say no too often.  There are plenty of excuses to say no.  I think saying YES can lead to good things if you use your good judgement and are willing to take a risk.  Sometimes you have to say no, but sometimes you should say yes!

 

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Your loved one is in a better place. 

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Kill them with kindness!  What bull!

The only thing that stays the same is that everything changes.
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Almost all of these but the ones that really bother me most are “God doesn’t give us more than we can handle” (Grrrrrrrr).......He/she is in a better place now.......I love ME some (insert a word)
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I just realized my third example isn’t really advice. Lol
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@godi wrote:

Your loved one is in a better place. 


I hate it when someone says this and I always think "No, s(he) isn't!"

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@Venezia wrote:

One day at work, I was heading out for my lunchtime walk and a man that I did not know said "Smile!  It may never happen!"

 

I looked him directly in the eye and said "HoHe was probably hitting on youw do you know that it hasn't already happened?"  That shut him up.

 

There I was just looking forward to my solitary walk and thinking about what I'd do after work and a stranger comes out with that?  It always annoyed me, whoever said it!  I'm supposed to go around grinning like a fool all the time?


@Venezia  He was probably trying to hit on you. I bet he never used that line ever again!

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@decaf - He may've been, but it's something others say where I am.  If you're not smiling manically they assume you're worrying needlessly about "something that may never happen".