Saying What We Want

For Better or Worse – Sunday, March 14, 2010

I saw this cartoon in Sunday’s Times Union and boy was it timely.  While the actual situation is not at all parallel to my life, the thoughts are similar.

This cartoon is a good prequel to a post I have planned for later in the week but, for now, does anyone else feel like they do this too?

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9 thoughts on “Saying What We Want

  1. Hmmmmmm, I guess it is a good think that my S.O. and I both like going to the pub to watch the game.

    Love this post. At one point in my life if you looked up “martyr” in the dictionary my photo would have been in the entry. Fortunately it does not not happen too often but my thought bubble has been the grey cloud and #%&@* more than once!

    • Haha. Sometimes I think my picture would be right there with you. Too often I say things like “that’s ok.” when really I want to say “that’s not ok.” I do it in my personal and professional life but, that’s the post I’m working on…if I can get it all to make sense. 🙂

  2. Passive aggressive stuff like this is nonsense.

    Unless we have plans with each other, the only acceptable answer to “I’m going to meet up with some friends” is “Have fun” and to actually mean it.

    • I have to agree. I’ve never done this in a relationship but the concept is familiar. That’s why I wrote the second post. Sometimes I don’t say what I want to say because I don’t want to inconvenience the other person. Like when someone passes off work to me and I say “thank you,” when I want to say “because I really needed to do your work and mine?” Or when I don’t ask for help from a friend.

  3. I usually say what I am thinking unless there’s a damn good reason not to or it’s not going to matter in a day…BUT i don’t say, “I’m fine.” when I’m not. I say, “I’m not sure how I feel about it, please let me figure it out alone.” or something to that effect.

    It’s like faking orgasms, nothing good of it will come down the road so why bother?

    • In a relationship, I totally agree with you. I don’t see the point in faking it. In other situations though, such as work, I tend to be a little less honest about my feelings.

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