Thursday, January 19, 2012

You Didn't Ask, But Here's the Answer

At the end of a conversation, someone said to me, "Take care of yourself."

Seems innocuous, doesn't it? But this is me we're talking about.

So when I heard those four little words, I became like one of those people who get all pissy when someone blesses them after a sneeze. (I'm not one of those people, by the way. I need all the blessing I can get - Christian, pagan, elvish, whatever.) I started to pretzelize the simple concept of "Take care of yourself" as it might apply to me with regard to being said by someone who may or may not have had ulterior motives or even have meant anything at all other than "This is how I chose to end our friendly conversation without giving any thought to how you might obsessively interpret the words for hours after I uttered them and promptly forgot about them."

Because that's what I do.

Hold on, I'm almost done cross-indexing every word you've ever said to me.
 And so, although clearly "Take care of yourself" was not said with the expectation of a response, I crafted a dozen of them.

Yeah, it's probably not a good idea to tell me to "Have a nice day," either. Just saying.

1 comment:

You're thinking it, you may as well type it. The only comments you'll regret are the ones you don't leave. Also, replies to threads make puppies grow big and strong.