Throwback Thursday: Things People Say and What They Really Mean

image1. I’ll be there in twenty minutes: I still haven’t got dressed and can’t find my handbag.

2. I’ll be there as soon as I can, I’m still waiting for a taxi: See number 1.

3. It’s not really my style, but I’m sure it would look good on you: I hate that outfit.

4. Well, if that’s your decision then I’ll support you: I totally disagree with your decision but I’m not going to say anything.

5. Do you think I’m overreacting?: I don’t care whether you think I’m overreacting, I expect you to agree with me.

6. As long as he makes you happy: I think he’s a douchebag.

7. I’m going to the bar, does anyone want a drink?: I’m asking when I can see you’ve all got full glasses, but don’t want to be accused of not buying a round.

8. (When asked for a choice between two options) I’m happy with either, you choose: I know what I want to do but don’t want to be responsible for you being bored.

9. I haven’t got any money: I don’t want to go.

10. Ooh, you look really pretty today: I see you’ve bothered to put makeup on today.

11. Sorry I didn’t get your message, I think that there’s something wrong with my phone: I completely forgot to reply to your initial message.


12. Sorry, but… : I’m not sorry, I’m just about to tell you that you’re wrong.

13. Ok, I’ll give it a go: I’m not going to even attempt to do it as I can’t be bothered, but I’m going to ask for help again later on and give the impression that I’ve really tried.

14. I hear what you’re saying, but… : I totally disagree and don’t really want to have any further conversations about it.

15. I was really disappointed when you… : You really p*ssed me off.

16. If you’re free for a catch-up let me know: I know that neither of us are going to contact each other, but I thought I would be polite.

17. It’s not you, it’s me: It’s you. Definitely you.

18. Haha! Only joking! : I wasn’t joking.

19. Thanks anyway: Thanks for nothing apart from wasting my time.

20. I’m not ready for a relationship right now: I’m not attracted to you enough to want to be in a monogamous relationship with you.

21. Aww, he’s a little bruiser isn’t he!: Your child is overweight.


22. I’m not feeling well: I want to stay in, watch TV and stuff my face.

23. Lol: I didn’t laugh, but I am acknowledging the fact that you made a joke.

24. Do you want the last one?: I really want the last one and am hoping that you’ll let me have it.

25. I’ll be ok: I’m fed up, but I don’t want to talk about it anymore and I would like you to shut up now.

26. I’m going to go, I’ve got be to up early for work tomorrow: I’m bored.

27. You look like you need a hand: You’re doing a rubbish job and I think I can do it better.

What do you guys think? Do you say things that you don’t really mean?Β 

27 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: Things People Say and What They Really Mean

    • Haha! I think that it’s necessary to use some of these to avoid hurting someone’s feelings, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to say what we think without upsetting anyone!

    • Haha – totally agree. I’m fine = I’m not fine, but you should know why and I’m going to keep you guessing until you figure it out and apologise…

  1. I say exactly what I mean. This is probably why I have so few friends. Lol, kidding. I’ve found that my friend Chelsea and I say exactly what we mean and don’t hold back. I am not intentionally rude, but I’m not about to bullshit anybody!

    • I think I’ve learned how to do that better as I’ve got older – I’ve been taken advantage of on so many occasions, and now I stand up for myself…

  2. Hilarious and truthy. I find the solution to this problem (for me) is to not interact with other people. If called out for my misanthropic tendencies, I politely explain “it’s not you, it’s me.”

    (It’s you, totally.)

  3. Amusing, and highly relatable lol

    P.S…I didn’t actually lol, there were smiles though, and some sniggering πŸ˜‰

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