things I might forget
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
How to Understand Me: A Handy Translation Guide
WHAT I SAY: I don't want to contact you ever again.
WHAT I MEAN: Don't contact me.
WHAT I SAY: I would rather you don't do that.
WHAT I MEAN: Don't do that.
WHAT I SAY: I don't want that.
WHAT I MEAN: I don't want that.
WHAT I SAY: No.
WHAT I MEAN: No.
The first time I went through this, it made me angry. The second time, it made me feel sad and betrayed. The third time... I'm just exhausted.
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