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I Want People to Say What They Mean

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    I Got It From My Father

    "Say what you mean but mean what you say!"  How many times have you heard that in your lifetime? Well for me I think i heard that come out of my father's mouth almost every day of my life. I was raised to believe in myself and to do what I say and to mean it. I expect those...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F Jan 6, 2011

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    Life Would Be So Much Easier.

    I have never been able to ' read between the lines '.  I've heard this expression so many times and it just doesn't make any sense to me at all. What does it mean and where did the expression originate?
    SiouxC SiouxC 46-50 2 Responses May 24, 2009

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    Aren't I Worth the Truth?

    Don't ya just hate it when people beat aound the bush and do not come out with what they really want to say? You can tell it is right there on their lips,but your ears are not gonna hear it unles you pry it out of them with a crowbar. The truth is what it is and I would rather...
    cinfullynn cinfullynn 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    I Learned From My Mother...

    ...My mom is the type who when you ask her for a favor, she may say yes right away but when it comes time to do it, she lets you know by her attitude or comments, that she doesn't really want to do it or that it is such a drain on her. As an example, I rarely ask her to watch my...
    WittyOne WittyOne 46-50, F 3 Responses May 29, 2007

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    People Should Tell the Truth

    There are times when people just lie for the hell of it and it is a very aggravating trait. For those of us who tell the truth. When someone really doesn't say what they mean, it causes unnecessary confusion and deliberate, intended stress for the person on the receiving end. It...
    classyclaws classyclaws 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2009

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    I'm not a baby and you're not my momma!

    Stop playing games and man up! If you like me or if you hate me, tell me!! I ain't got time for your mush-mouth mumbling and precious moods, son. I can hear the clock ticking while you line up your words in just the nicest way you can, but I can sometimes tell what you...
    Vancity89 Vancity89 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    Straight Shooters Only...

    Say it, don't sugar coat it. If you love me, trust me also, accept my love back. If you don't, good night and good luck.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F Apr 23, 2009

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    My View On Being "polite"

    I understand the reasons behind politeness, I really do. It just disappoints me that we live in a society where our opinions must be stifled.Well, at least thats what society wants, but there are plenty of those around that seem polite, but are actually insulting you. My mom, and...
    ladyzantorian ladyzantorian 18-21, F Jan 23, 2012

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    I know this is really random but I have had this Calculus professor who always says: "Say it like you mean it!!!!!" to the whole class, when we were suppose to answer a question, & everyone would just whisper. It's so funny!! :)
    yoyo101 yoyo101 18-21, F Feb 4, 2008

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    Say It Straight

    Lies are insulting. You might as well just tell the person you are lying to that you think they are an idiot and will eat up all the colorful crap you spit forth. The truth may hurt but it is sooooo much easier to recover from. Lies always leave you questioning everything that...
    drbeetlemeyer drbeetlemeyer 41-45, F Jan 5, 2010

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    Really, How Hard Can This Be?

    Just say what you mean and mean what you say!    I think it would be a better place if we all were just a little more honest with each other.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 8, 2007

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    I Want People...

    I want people to say what they mean, instead of hinting around a bush, why dont you say what your really thinking...it makes things much easier and less complicated..once someone is honest and opens up than come talk to me cause i cant stand the ones that cant say what they...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2011

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    Of Cours

    It's annoying to me when people don't tell you what they really mean.Just speak your mind! Besides, if you have something to say to someone, go out and tell them, don't hide it or speak it behind their backs.Waste of time.
    Ice23 Ice23 18-21 Aug 11, 2011

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    Just Say What You Mean

    There are a number of those people who say all sorts of good things about you, And they however do not mean it from the inside. I Don't stand them they're fakes, And i certianly do not like them. They'll smile with you, laugh with you, Say wonderful things, And yet they are just...
    everythinghappens4R everythinghappens4R 22-25, M Nov 9, 2012

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    What I Like About Getting Older

    It seems that when I was younger and sometimes now there is always some one you have to "tip toe around" for some reasons or another. But as I have gotten older I don't do the tip toeing much anymore.  If I've got something to say then I say it.  We can all...
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    Just Give Me the Straight Scoop

    The time we waste beating around the bush worrying about hurting someone's feeling is crap.  Not that I don't worry about it myself, I do.  But, in the long run that way you can mislead people into thinking you care about something you really don't.  Bite the...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 4 Responses May 21, 2009

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    Honesty Is Always The Best Policy

    I like people who politely and tactful say what they mean and cut the rubbish I like preciseness and logic over emotion I like practical responses I like people who have the confidence to speak the truth and take the consequences I like people like this cuz I know where I am...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F Jan 15, 2011

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    Out With It!!!

    Ta, ta, ta, today, Junior!
    suzer suzer 26-30, F Sep 3, 2007

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    Argh

    It frustrates me when people take all day to get one friggin point across when they could've just as easily explained it within two sentances.
    Gryphonheart Gryphonheart 16-17, F Sep 3, 2007

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    Stupid People Talk

    I am so sick and tired of people who open there mouths just to start **** with other people. If they have something to say to you they need to just confront you up front.
    tragedyhappens tragedyhappens 22-25, F Nov 1, 2007

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    I Don't Understand

    I can never understand why people say one thing when they mean something completely different. In the past I've been told it was to protect me from being hurt but I'm more hurt when I find out what they were trying to say, I can't help that I always say what I mean without a...
    amigoodenough amigoodenough 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    Tip Toe Through The Tulips

    if you have something on your mind,just say it,,don't be shy online,,why tip toe through the tulips,,and beat around the bush,,your just wasting time getting to know someones true feelings,,,,,better to know the true intentions than ,wishing you would have said what your feeling...
    rjschoch rjschoch 36-40, M 5 Responses Jan 16, 2012

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    braveywanes braveywanes 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 19

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    well yea don't dance around what you're trying to say. Just flat out say it! Say what you mean and save both of our times so we can move on. Don't slowly spell it out for me. Don't...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M Dec 3

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    never jealous that's for certain but when I see someone who just takes what they have for granted (relationships, cars, people, finances, etc). I don't get it! how could they be so...
    Mystique91 Mystique91 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    This mostly happens when I'm upset, I can't find the words to explain anything because everything I'm going through is just feelings. It's hard to explain to somebody that you don...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    That I can't post anything without EPAllie on my case saying that I have violated community guidelines and that I need to fix it and appeal the content removal.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    Haha. because I can't speak English correctly. *hurt
    Hartini Hartini 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I have gone through my own problems, and I never thought I could trust anyone. I still dont, ut if any of you need someone to talk to, im here.
    AccaliaSilverblood AccaliaSilverblood 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    Who's been following The X Factor U.K.? I have received a video yesterday announcing that Ben Haenow is the winner. It's bullshit. The winner won't be announced until this week...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Father Jerry (Pat O'Brien) asking Rocky (James Cagney) to "turn yellow" for the sake of the kids in the movie Angels With Dirty Faces, 1938. Jerry wants Rocky to behave in a way so...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    I don't understand why no sex or making sure you supposingly never have kids is the answer. That's entirely unfair to the people who take precautions and enjoy sex. It offends me...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    It's not that I mind others when they say it but my children say it all the time! Its always "Ohhh myyy God Mommm" I tell them the two things we don't say in this house, "Oh my God...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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    For the one who means everything to me, you know who you are: "Since the day we met on here I was trying to hide something that I thought wasn't possible again, Love . Since we...
    xxSTEVE7xx xxSTEVE7xx 31-35, M Nov 21

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    So as you all know if you read any or some of my stories or experiences that I have not been doing so good or too great as most this year. Along with the bitterness comes the...
    WendyYang WendyYang 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I want to say thank you to all the people here on ep that send me the kindest words. It means a lot to me when people take that time out and read my experiences and send me words...
    DaddysGirl1995 DaddysGirl1995 18-21, F Nov 24

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    I am Louisiana born and raised ... From small town but am in love with New Orleans . Not in the touristy sense , but in the realest way possible . I know the possible pitfalls and...
    BornOnDaBayou337 BornOnDaBayou337 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    I always dream im with people i know (they change each dream , but they are mostly my relativeS) and we're like a huge family , but then i go to sleep in my dream and see that...
    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F Nov 26

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    Choosing your friends is good, but.. too many people nowadays have the wrong idea about what friends are. Expectations are often picky, self-absorbed, extreme/over-emphasized, and...
    ArrowPewPew ArrowPewPew 18-21 6 Responses a week ago

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    I hate that I am so crazy about you. I hate when you are so open. I hate that you are perfect. I hate that you are so adorably quirky. I hate that I know you like peanut butter. I...
    secretme1970 secretme1970 41-45, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I hate it when people say: He's a nice person when u get to know him...... Haha just say he's a dickhead but but I'll get used to it I hate when people say They hate someone and...
    Arielle1justsmile Arielle1justsmile 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    I know a lot of people say this and many say it for ego but I don't care what people think about me. I am just living a simple life that it am happy with. I enjoy it with those I...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    People are so judgmental. They always fear what they don't know or understand. And if I told you I'm with my friend Lucy, you'd have no idea what I'm talking about.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I want to know what people think when they see me, perhaps it may help me figure out why finding someone to love is eluding me. I'm 16, Five feet seven inches tall, I weigh about...
    wildmike1998 wildmike1998 16-17, M Nov 22

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    I hate when people say it is what it is! it's what you make it be dammit!
    iwannabeavictim iwannabeavictim 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    I want to say hello to all you beautiful people on EP :) don't forget that beauty is not what is shown in the outside but in the inside. Your personality. I hope you have the most...
    RebeccaMontero RebeccaMontero 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 21

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    I and my bestfrnd went to a clz together.my bstfriend had a boyfriend already but I didn't have any so most of the guys had intrest on me.and a guy liked me tried to propose so he...
    lovelymhnaaz lovelymhnaaz 16-17, F Dec 7

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    Whenever I meet someone new, or even current friends, we only seem to talk about them. I don't know if it's because the people I know really like talking about themselves, don't...
    LearningWolfeStreet LearningWolfeStreet 18-21, M 4 days ago

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