I Want People to Say What They Mean

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 494 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Nov 4, 2009

    Out With It!!!

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

    I really don't like it

    when people sugar coat anything. yah it might make things easier but not for the person you have to tell it too. just say what you mean.
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall
    18-21, F
    Jan 16

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    ...

    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

    Sorry pepz but I actually thinks

    that all Asians looks alike.
    TheMadHatterWasHere TheMadHatterWasHere
    18-21, F
    Aug 4, 2015

    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

    Just Love me Damn it!

    I promise to make u happy!
    Kennyd529 Kennyd529
    51-55, M
    Jan 21

    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
    1 Response Aug 23, 2008

    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

    I trust the wrong people too easily.

    I believe that they would always mean what they say. And maybe they do, but only when it's convenient for them. Never when it requires effort on their end. Never when it's me who needs them, but always when they need me.
    VioletVivid VioletVivid
    26-30
    Feb 16

    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

    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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