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littleman

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Saying that just bug you?
« on: September 25, 2019, 12:19:38 AM »
A big one for me it is "living my best life".  It is narcissistic, indulgent, and deflects (sometimes warranted) criticisms.  Also, the phrase is often used to promote being the object of envy, which is an ongoing peeve of mine.

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 01:00:21 AM »
I must not understand the context. I'm not sure I even know what "Living my best life" even means.

"Trying to live a good life" hopefully describes most of us. "Living my best life" probably describes nobody.

Altogether different thing, but it drives me insane when the weather forecast is off by a little and someone says, "I'd like to have a job where I could be wrong 70% of the time and still keep my job." I've heard this quite a few times lately and it makes me think the person saying it is a utterly ignorant.

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 01:13:34 AM »
For context try searching on twitter:
https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Livingmybestlife&src=typed_query

It is being used ironically now in some circles, but I have seen people making dumb decisions and flinging that phrase around.  I've also seen foolish behavior justified with that phrase.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2019, 01:19:49 AM by littleman »

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 04:56:28 AM »
Okay, I could see how that starts to grate

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 05:03:50 AM »
Okay, I’ve got one for you: “the worst.”

As in “That’s the worst when you say to hold the mayo and they put mayo on anyway.”  Usually something trivial.

Sometimes more like “That’s the worst when you spend $500 to get your car fixed and then a week later something else goes goes wrong.” That sucks, but to me the worst is more like when an asteroid crashes into the planet and extinguishes 99% of all life,  but you survive alone on a burned and shattered planet.

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2019, 07:19:28 AM »
Reaching out.

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2019, 11:46:14 AM »
"share with you"

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2019, 01:12:04 PM »
"Google it"
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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 01:39:33 PM »
Man this thread is full of cringe already. Hate all of these!

I wanted to reach out and share with you about how I'm living my best life, but you can Google it, it's just the worst.

How about an "opportunity to connect?" - hard pass.

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2019, 04:56:41 PM »
Okay...

My wife reminded me of my all-time least favorite: "The mountains are calling and I must go." (John Muir quote)

I have seen it on marketing materials from Lake George to Yosemite. Probably used in Maine as well. A part of my soul dies every time this is used in the service of industrial tourism which John Muir would be fighting with all his energy were he alive today.

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2019, 04:57:25 PM »
"Nice to e-meet you."

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2019, 05:30:13 PM »
"I'm going wheels up in 10 minutes"

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Re: Saying that just bug you?
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2019, 05:03:21 AM »
My VP always used to say "Let's take this offline" during meetings. Always hated that saying.

And whenever people would make a bad ad buy or something it was always "learnings". That one really grinds my gears.