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I Want People to Say What They Mean

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    And mean what they say.After all actions speak louder than words.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    It's like my way of thinking is not accepted in this world. So when I talk, all that comes out is meaningless, unhelpful words. Because that's what everyone else does. I'm...
    NameIsMailbox NameIsMailbox 13-15, M Sep 8

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    Sometimes I really want to tell someone something yet the words never come.
    cicizzle cicizzle 13-15, F Sep 8

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    I get all confident and kinda start and then that confidence collapses and I just don't.
    Flufferkitten Flufferkitten 16-17, F Sep 8

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    I can't stand the progressive insurance ad or the Aflac ad
    ValerieFrizzle ValerieFrizzle 41-45, F Sep 12

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    I was playing Big Fish Casino. I watched 3 videos and was supposed to get 750 chips per video & haven't received them. I should be credited 2,250 chips which I'm not.
    ValerieFrizzle ValerieFrizzle 41-45, F a week ago

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    I'm trying to sleep and an ******* races up and down the road at one or two in the morning.
    ValerieFrizzle ValerieFrizzle 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My whole life I've been trying to figure out what normal is, and how to be it.. My earliest memory is breaking something, I don't even really know what it was, a cup maybe? or...
    JanusTheTwoSidedCoin JanusTheTwoSidedCoin 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I fear jealousy. It haunts my heart and makes myself disgusting and hateful all the time. I get jealous at the tiniest of things. Among the people I'm jealous of are my sister, my...
    ghostinme ghostinme 18-21, F Aug 28

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    1. Everyone has the right to be happy, say what they want and do what they want AS LONG AS it does not impede on the rights of another person. 2. Your religious or personal...
    aftie aftie 31-35, F Sep 7

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    Once more I find myself wondering about why some people can't be sincere and honest in their intentions when they communicate with others here...and I'm not talking about common...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    As many of you know by now, I have an obsessed office stalker. She delights in getting off on my life, either in the office or outside of it. If there's any rumors about me in...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 26

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    Probably not being good enough thats probably the root of most of my problems..feeling im unlovable not worthy of love..I always wonder why people even like me people im close to...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    And I am not sure why. Maybe I want an "No" from other people? Want to be told what I cant do? Maybe I want to say no to other people and Things. Some time ago when I took one of...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Sep 13

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    Mainly because im not attractive. Im never really "shocked" When people say it though. I just deny it and blush like crazy. When I look at myself I find myself ugly so I don't know...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I'm scared. I'm frightened. How will I ever be able to tell people when I feel the pressure and judgements of others swirling all around me. They are suffocating me day by day. How...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm not ungrateful because I thank God everyday that I was born a healthy, perfect human being. But sometimes when I look in the mirror it just gets kind of depressing, like why...
    Naturalxoxo Naturalxoxo 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I have been told that it is none of my business what people think of me, but I have this burning desire to know how I am viewed by the people in my life. Positive or negative, I...
    goldenbeginning goldenbeginning 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Mine as many of you probably already know or can tell is of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson from the Twilight Saga. I am a twihard to the core. I have explained this fact in...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    these may or may not be my last words the world may or may not remember them death may or may not be the answer for once in my sad abysmal life my greatest waist of time i just...
    Ericsoftpaw Ericsoftpaw 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    This happens a lot. I let them think what they want but I continue to progress in my own way that goes further than where I was before. That really ogles their mind. I like to be...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I either am shocked by it or go in defense mode cause most people say it as a bullying tactic to make fun of my reaction
    Desire97 Desire97 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    At my age I have stopped bothering what people say or do When I was younger yes but not anymore.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F Aug 29

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    I just want to say thank you to all the people on ep who listen and legitimately care about being there for others and needing someone to be there for us. There are millions of us...
    sikandtired93 sikandtired93 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    There are people who think they know me and have me all figured out. I laugh inside at their overconfidence and stupidity. I have never been the one to exhibit my vulnerability and...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    No matter what you did to me, I made these mistakes that destroyed everything all the goodness and I know you never trust me again no matter what I do How I try How many times I...
    LuckyLam LuckyLam 18-21, T 1 Response Aug 25

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    every time someone says I'm beautiful I hate it people say "i was just scrolling through the comments and I saw your beautiful face so I messaged you" I absolutely HATE. that it...
    xlovelybutterflyx xlovelybutterflyx 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 1

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