Monday, January 10, 2011

Pointless Prefaces

Has any statement preceded with "don't get mad" ever not resulted in someone getting mad? It's like most of the "pre-apology" structures used by the passive-aggressive. If you don't want me to get mad at you, then don't say it. If you go ahead and say it, then you don't really care whether I get mad, so why bother with the ruse of the preface?

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