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I Want People to Say What They Mean

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 372 People

    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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    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

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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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    Out With It!!!

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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'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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    Related Experiences

    It's one of the greatest things about friendships! And 'Honesty is the best policy'..... or so says my school :P
    ThinIsWin ThinIsWin 13-15, F Jan 10

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    If I say "I'm taking a shower, be right back," I do not mean "I'm trying to get with you or ask you to do anything ...mature..." I simply mean I NEED TO GET CLEAN LEAVE ME ALONE...
    indecisivewitch indecisivewitch 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I'm annoyed with the Marriott Hotel. How did they get our house phone number and cell phone numbers? They call once or twice a week and always leave me a voicemail on my cell phone...
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    when people are backseat parents, giving their criticism on how I parent my two nieces. Sorry, but I think I'm doing an ok job...I have a right to rant and be as strict as I want...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    LEARN TO SPELL PEOPLE. It's butt sex. Not butt secks.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Jan 12

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    I just charged my iPad up since 8:30 this morning and only went to 97%.
    Balloonboy33 Balloonboy33 26-30, M Jan 14

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    Before you judge me, walk a mile in my shoes. Before you call me weak, examine my scars. Before you assume the worst in me, ponder the good I have done you. Before you give up on...
    50ShadesOfAnne 50ShadesOfAnne 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i wish people could open there eyes to see who we really are were not bad were not evil were doing what makes us comfortable just like anyone does and no matter what you believe...
    guyindresses1991 guyindresses1991 22-25, T 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I hate it when people think they know me better, its like they decide how i feel its like they decide what i am saying or doing. I am the one who says the truth about myself, i am...
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Jan 11

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    The group "I Want to Know if You Think I'm Attractive Lol" doesn't even serve a purpose. People who KNOW that they're attractive post pictures just for attention and extra...
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    I don't even know what that means! No one knows what it means, but its provocative! No it's not! It gets the people going!
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The sad part is although my heart is broken I don't care because i'd suffer endlessly to see you happy. If that means you're happy with another woman than so be it. You mean more...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Pure curiosity - I was always fascinated at the differences between boys and girls. When I was 10 I was alone in my house while my parents were outside with friends and my...
    drune77 drune77 36-40, M 54 mins ago

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    I want to know the first thought people get when they look at me. Do I look nice, or mean. Do I look approachable?
    Kaytee120 Kaytee120 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    We humans are social beings. We can't live without connections with other people (there are exceptions). There is something very good and very bad at the same time. It's good...
    DeniedWings DeniedWings 18-21, M Jan 19

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    I just want to say I'm sorry. I never put in effort to actually understand you. I can't define how much you meant to me but I guess it's gone now right? You were the only genuine...
    skidzchannel13 skidzchannel13 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 23

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    I wonder if the people that I have friends in common with talk about with each other. What do the say? So they like me or are the just laughing behind my back
    CuriousKristie75 CuriousKristie75 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I came across this experience. Then I read some of people's stories. So I'm adding my story just to even things out a little. The other experiences are all complaints. That's...
    snowangelashleyv2 snowangelashleyv2 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 6

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    A couple of nights ago I had a (normal, by my standards) dream, and I wonder if any of you could help me figure out what it means. I'll add all the detail I can. I was in the...
    JGMeador444 JGMeador444 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I felt like I could stop many events from happening- no- in fact I know I could of. If I just pried my lips open, just maybe I wouldn't have lost a friend. Or maybe I wouldn't be...
    GeminiWaffle001 GeminiWaffle001 16-17, F Jan 3

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    when people say I'm beautiful, I often wonder if they just say it to make me feel better?
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F Jan 5

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    Why can't people say I'm sorry or take responsibility for their own action. They inevitably try to blame someone else, or don't respect their fellow man to say I'm sorry.
    rubysmom rubysmom 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    in my eyes, I see your eyes, I see your beauty, I see your pain, I see your greatness. in your eyes, you see his eyes, he is perfect, he is what you want, he is what you need. in...
    donaldyoung123 donaldyoung123 18-21, M Jan 3

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    I'm not sure if I will. I'm sitting on chapter twenty nine, and I no longer feel the drive to complete it. I still love all my characters, and I want to make my fans happy, but...
    TheHalfMadWriter TheHalfMadWriter 16-17, F Jan 4

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    My dad stabbed me, my brother and my babysitter when I was 5. My brother was 11 and my babysitter was 16. This was after my mom divorced my dad. I guess he was angry that my mom...
    Jerrichoo Jerrichoo 13-15, M 5 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm not but so many people say i am...I never believe it...
    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F Jan 8

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    you passed away Sunday afternoon around 4pm, i shouldn't have let you go the way i did. i blocked your number so you could move on like i did. you hurt me, you cracked my wrist and...
    Smileprettygirl13 Smileprettygirl13 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago