T is for Trite Talk

E2B6D45A-10E0-4A92-8F8E-A8794EFA34A1“It is what it is and I can’t cry over spilled milk,” I said. “But I should have been able to read between the lines.”

“Listen to yourself, dude. You’re being trite,” he said. “You’re speaking in stale, overused clichés.”

“Oh, don’t get your knickers in a twist,” I said.

“Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning,” he responded.

“Nonsense,” I said. “I don’t have a care in the world. In fact, I’m having the time of my life.”

“Good, because every cloud has a silver lining,” he said.

“Tell me something I don’t already know,” I said, nodding my head in agreement. “At the end of the day, all’s fair in love and war, I suppose.”

“I know you were head over heels in love with her,” he said, “but time heals all wounds.”

“The handwriting was on the wall,” I acknowledged. “And while she was a diamond in the rough, all that glitters is not gold.”

“I’m sure you’ll land on your feet when all is said and done,” he said.

“I feel you, and the good news is that laughter is the best medicine,” I said. “I am a man who believes that when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.”

“True dat, my friend,” he said. “Every cloud has a silver lining.”

I looked at my watch. “Oh my, will you look at the time,” I said. “Time flies when you’re having fun, but I have things to do, places to go, and people to see. ”

“Okay, pal, you hang in there,” he said, sticking out his hand for me to shake. “And remember, it’s always darkest right before the dawn.”

“Good talk, buddy,” I said, shaking his outstretched hand. “I’m feeling fit as a fiddle, and, while only time will tell, I am sure I’ll land on my feet.”

“Keep on truckin’,” he called out as I left the room.1D9C47C7-4AB2-46CB-86EF-D507629F0346

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18 thoughts on “T is for Trite Talk

  1. What Words May Come April 23, 2019 / 7:22 am

    Yep… I’ve probably used every single one of those… That was a very fun post! Been there! Done that! Bought the tee-shirt! Now, I’ve got to go see a man about a horse! Cheers!

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  2. Tien Skye April 23, 2019 / 7:46 am

    I love ALL the cliches used in this story, but the last one, keep on truckin had me in stitches. Clever writing!

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  3. Marleen April 23, 2019 / 11:11 am

    That was fun to read, made me laugh. My favorites are “True dat” and “Okay, pal.”

    Now, I have a question I’ve been wondering in regard to something in all of that there above. Let’s see if anyone knows.

    I liked the way you put this:

    “Good, because every cloud has a silver lining,” he said.

    “Tell me something I don’t already know,” I said, nodding my head in agreement.

    It gets on my nerves when people say someone is “shaking” their head in agreement. I’m thinking it might be a regional difference? Otherwise it’s a lack of attention to detail.

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    • Fandango April 23, 2019 / 11:55 am

      I think people shake their heads when they disagree and nod their heads when they agree. But that’s the way I perceive the physical motion. Others may perceive it differently.


      • Marleen April 23, 2019 / 8:10 pm

        There’s only one person I’ve met live who applies the wording the way that bothers me… the origination of it bothering me. Since then, I’ve seen a couple people on television [one was yesterday, and he’s done it before] do the same as that one person I know.

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