Famous Last Words

February 16, 2008 @ 11:20 PM • Comments (7)

One of the hardest things about working retail is learning to bite your tongue. A lot of people out there could use a good scolding and maybe even a time-out. Others are just so incredibly sweet that you would like to take them out to coffee and spend a full hour thanking them for restoring your faith in humanity.

Alas, you can't always get what you want. You can't always say what you mean, either, but that's exactly what Avitable and Karen Sugarpants have done. They wrote notes to people in their lives, using the power of anonymity to get some things off of their respective chests.

Karen asked the question, "What do you wish you could say to someone?"

Here it is. Pay attention. I might be talking to you.

  • You are an incredible individual, and I really wish you could see that. It pains me that you are so overwhelmed with self-doubt. I pray that you will someday be able to see yourself as the world does — as a caring, honest, responsible, lovable, amazing human being. I am honored to be your friend.
  • Nobody likes you because you try to make the world fit into the boxes you've created for it. Destroy the boxes. Let people surprise you with their unpredictability. Enjoy the fact that the world has more to offer you than you could ever imagine.
  • Stop clinging to the past. You're even cooler now than you were then. Everyone sees this but you.
  • Living your life as a giant party can be super annoying, but living it as a giant pity party is even worse. Please knock it off before I strangle you in your sleep.
  • I love you.

Now it's your turn. What have you been dying to say?

Avitable
Avitable

Some of these definitely sound like things that should be said and the earlier the better!

Fuse!
Fuse!

Eat more cheese.

Karen Sugarpants
Karen Sugarpants

I love the first and last ones - I hope you say them. xo

Thursday's Child
Thursday's Child

I imagine I'll have a post like this up soon. Great job, Skirts. I doubt mine will be anywhere near this significant.

gRegor
gRegor

I both love and hate these type of posts. Love the idea, hate the reality; I guess I don't want to put my friends in the position of "wondering". I'd almost rather err on the side of being honest, even if it ruffles feathers or is not received well.

Jeremiah
Jeremiah

I agree with gRegor.

Not a bad idea though to get out what you want to say so you can practice and then take a deep breath and just let the person know.

Rachelskirts
Rachelskirts

Avitable, Karen Sugarpants, gRegor, and Jeremiah: The nice things, I have already said to the respective people. The not-so-nice things, I will phrase in a kinder manner and gently convey to the proper people when I see them next. I am not very skilled at keeping my mouth shut when things need to be said. It was helpful to get the words out in the open first, though.

Fuse!: Deep.

Thursday's Child: Glad you liked it. :) I look forward to seeing your post!