Don’t Try, Do – Guest Post
July 29, 2009 by admncc
Here at The Constant Complainer, in addition to my own posts, readers can submit Guest Posts on topics they’d like to complain about. Christa Bledsoe from The Star Celeb submitted today’s Guest Post. I love it – short, sweet and to the point. I don’t know about you, but I think she is calling someone out! Without further adieu, here’s Christa…
I can’t stand the phrase “I’ll try”, seriously, I know I’m an adult, but when someone says that it makes me want to roll my eyes. You’re either going to do something or you’re not. I’m more of a “don’t try, do” kind of person. I’ve learned from experience that all this really entails is taking just a few seconds to go over what you have planned at the specific time your time is being requested and decide whether or not you can reasonably fit whatever it is being asked of you in.
I think the phrase “I’ll try” comes from people not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings by telling them they cannot do whatever it was they were asked to do when really its worse to tell someone you’ll try to do something and then not come through. We’re all different so you may disagree and that is fine, but I would prefer for someone to just say “I’d love to help out, but I’m afraid my time is constrained I’m sorry” or something like that if that were in fact the case.
***Note from The Constant Complainer. Click here to view Christa’s latest post on The Star Celeb. It’s a great discussion surrounding how Kayne West said he was the new “King of Pop” now that Michael Jackson was deceased. I hate Kayne West!