October 4, 2011

I Was Just Saying

There is a phrase which I've been hearing alot of lately and I don't know what it means. It's like a after thought piece of fluff which follows a statement. The statement is usually derogatory or off color about someone or something. The phrase is "I was just saying"... like what you said sounded stupid or insensitive and it just fell out of your mouth accidentally.

At work in the last month I've received alot of emails that were supposed to have attachments...like a Word or Acrobat document which aren't attached. The email will say something like "here are the monthly figures for September" and there's nothing attached. There follows an email which usually says "duh, I guess it would help if I attached the document." I've heard of separation anxiety. You could call this attachment aversion.

We have weekly AA meetings at the prison with my inmates of which I'm the staff sponsor. We had the usual guest speaker last week. "Hi guys, I'm John and I'm an alcoholic." "Hi John." This guy was telling about his road to addiction and at one point he said that his doctor said that if he didn't quit drinking was going to get "psoriasis of the liver."

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