A cliche is something that is a part of our everyday lives. Cliches can take the form of plot devices, characters, or phrases. And cliche phrases really tend to get on some folks' nerves.
Some phrases that you see on social media all the time: "About last night..." "My heart is full," "My ____ family," etc. Did a few of you cringe even reading those words?
There are even more than that. And you're not the only person annoyed by them.
Here were some of those phrases.
"Take me back" and "I did something" on social media
25 year old couple on facebook who just bought a house: so we did a thing
"this one" f**k my life, it makes me irrationally angry. "happy birthday to this one", "date night with this one", "so thankful for this one".
Not The Talk
"We need to talk"
With its older sister-phrase, "Come see me in my office."
Thank you SO MUCH for doing this! I thought I was the only one.
I've had so many supervisors/managers that call you into the office for a review or discussion and then totally blind-side you with something you had absolutely no idea was coming! Issues that may have happened weeks, or even MONTHS earlier! Often, just "perceived" wrong-doings, or misunderstood situations by fellow employees, and you're left sitting there thinking "is this really happening?" or "when did this even happen?"
You're automatically stuck, looking shell-shocked and guilty because you have no idea how to respond. It's almost strategically set up to trap you, even when you haven't done anything wrong.
Anytime I've been in a supervisory role I've always given my reports an opportunity to recall situations ahead of actually discussing them in private. Approach the employee and say, "Hey so-and-so. I was made aware of a situation that happened at such-and-such time. Can you pop into the office after your break this afternoon so we can talk about it?"
This way, like you say, Cleverusername, they have time to ponder the situation for a bit, recall the specifics of the situation, and articulate a thoughtful response to the inquiry, instead of catching them like a deer caught in the headlights.
Reddit Roasts Itself
There's that old joke, a man has a heart attack on a plane full of redditors, the flight attendant shouts "do we have a Doctor on board?!" 5 people people immediately stand up and say "I'm not a Doctor but..."
Not The Precedented Times
"In these unprecedented times..."
See now if it was "We're all in this together, once we know that we are we're all stars and we see that" it would be so much better
Car commercials: "In these unprecedented times, buy a Toyota!"
Not Living In Fear
restored/destroyed faith in humanity
is everything you've ever needed
They really need to stop this sh*t. I aggressively block any page on Facebook that uses headlines like this.
Also, f**k news headlines that tell me "why you should be afraid". I'm pretty sick of the news telling me to be afraid of everything.
I Did It So Can You
Saw a post just today of a girl who traveled the world and "found herself" and "started living life and so can you" kind of stuff.
Like no, I cannot also do that because you did. I'm not drowning in money and vacation time. I have to keep up with my blasted rent.
The Myth Of Respecting Opinions
"You have to respect my opinion."
No I don't. You can voice your opinion, and I'm allowed to ignore it, criticize it, debunk it, ridicule it, or think you're a giant a**hole for it.
Karen Keeps Comin And She Don't Stop Comin
"You're gonna have to figure something out."
Usually said to an impossible situation that someone else has caused, but expects me to fix.
Often, if three people are expecting me in different places at the same time and I tell someone they're just going to have to wait. "I don't have to wait, you need to figure something out."
No Karen, I am not exempt from the laws of physics, I'll be with you in a moment.
One We Know All Too Well
"The customer is always right" No the f**k they aren't. Actually it's usually the opposite. This being a common phrase just gives a**hole customers an excuse to be a d!ck to minimum wage workers because they think they can get away with it and get whatever they want
That is until they stumble and land on their face.
It turns out what they were resistant to accepting in the first place was accurate all along.
If only they listened.
Curious to hear of other people's growing pains, Redditor TinyUnderstanding948 asked:
"What lesson did you have to learn the hard way?"
You can protect yourself with these reminders.
Leave A Paper Trail
"Any monetary or business agreement needs to be in writing!"
Observing The Fine Print
"Read the contract."
Generally speaking, business relationships and friendships are mutually exclusive.
"Not everyone you work with is your friend."
What Venting Led To
Consumers who were previously taken advantage of have the following advice to pass along.
Splurge On Good Quality
"Buy it nice or buy it twice."
"This is 100% accurate but needs a disclaimer: expensive does not always equate to nice."
The relationships we have with people are complex, but you may want to keep these in mind.
Extending A Lifeline
"You can't have a relationship with someone's potential."
Achieve Mutual Adoration
"Loving someone doesn't mean they will keep loving you."
And when it comes to your health, listen up.
"Drink plenty of water."
"Ended up at the ICU with an IV drip for severe dehydration."
"DRINK YOUR WATER!"
While advice from the people we care about comes from a good place, they are not always appreciated.
At least for me, I've found that picking myself up and dusting myself off was most effective.
That has to come naturally.
"What’s the most out of line thing a doctor has every said to you?"
Not Going Mental
The wrong treatment after a misdiagnosis can be a doctor's serious mistake.
"I was petrified. Went home in tears and absolutely petrified."
"Then my dad took me to his doctor, who took a biopsy."
"It was just a random skin growth and she cut it off then and there."
"Too Young" For Cancer
The "Sad" Pill
It's even more unsettling when someone you entrust your life to crosses a line.
Assessment Or Pick-Up Line?
"Mental health doctor told my daughter, 'You're too pretty to be depressed.'"
A NSFW Observation
Mom To The Rescue
The Gynocologist's Love Advice
The Gyno Who Jumped To Conclusions
Going to the doctor's office for any reason can cause a lot of anxiety.
Hopefully, you're in good hands with a physician who is professional, as well as compassionate.
Growing up, I had zero idea that the food I ate daily was "cultural."
She had to explain it because we were about to eat at a white friend's house for the first time.
"What do you mean there's no rice with the beans? Did they run out? Should we bring some?"
"No, they just don't eat rice and beans."
"So what do they eat with their chicharron de pollo?"
Y'all should have seen my face.
Reddit user remyleboi00 asked:
"Non-Americans, what is the best 'American' food?"
Even as someone born in America, it took a while before I got familiar with American food.
So if it's just not your comfort zone - let Reddit guide you to the can't miss dishes.
"Cajun food. Definitely the most unique American food"
"As an American I 100% agree with you. Cajun food is heaven sent"
They Are Fundesperate housewives eating GIFGiphy
"Curly fries 👌"
"It’s especially good with some pulled pork and caramelized onions mixed in. And some insulin."
"Solid choice. We Americans LOVE cheese."
"No need to apologize. One of our favorites too."
Thankful For Thanksgiving.I Love You Cooking GIF by Bob's BurgersGiphy
"We also get spoiled with your traditional cuisine."
"I usually get a food coma on Thanksgiving"
"Same with the ham or prime rib dinner at Christmas. And all the pies. God I love pumpkin pie."
"I smoke meatloaf, can't go back to oven baked ever again."
"This tread has me wanting to smoke a brisket sooner rather than later."
"Now, pork and chicken, whatever else... Go nuts... Just leave beef alone."
"I had smoked mac and cheese once, it was heavenly."
Risk It Allhungry bart simpson GIFGiphy
The Holy Pudding
"I can’t find someone who’s listed it so"
"That shit is LIFE CHANGING"
"Gotta have the Nilla wafers or it isn't right."
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"A nice warm cornbread muffin with some butter and a little drizzle of honey is amazing."
"Cornbread with a nice bowl of chili is such a nice comfort food."
"And the spicier the chili the nicer the sweet, buttery cornbread is with it."
"Farmer’s market jam is the way."
"It's easily top 3 greatest sandwich ever."
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"Took them to my favorite little spot, they loved the waitress filling up their cups unprompted."
Now that youve heard Reddit, it's my turn.
I was 22 before I had meatloaf and mashed potatoes.
FAM. Fam. Faaaaaaaaaaam.
Keep your greasy pizza, amateurs. It's potato time over here.
"How does someone politely end a conversation with a person who won't stop talking?"
Extricate Yourself Immediately
"When they draw a breath, politely say:"
""On that note, I must be on my way.""
Then, simply leave."
Couldn't Get Him To Shut Up
"But some people just need to talk for whatever reason. I need my freaking silence."
Put It In Writing
Put Them (Back) To Work
Taking Care Of Each Other
Talk To The Door
Take Your Turn
Create A Deadline
"My entire dad's side of the family are the type that never stop talking."
No Need To Feel Bad