Friday, March 02, 2007

You Know What I Mean?

Are there things about the people you love the most in the world that bug the every living crap out of you?  I love Bob dearly.  He is my best friend and he is my hero.  He rocks my world.  However, there is one thing he does that drives me crazy.  Its like nails on the chalkboard to me.  I know it may sounds so trivial and minor, but if you had to live with this every day it might drive you a little crazy too.  After almost everything he says he follows it with, You know what I mean? or You know?  So, well be having a conversation and it will go a little bit like this; 

        Amy     What do you want for dinner tonight?

        Bob     I dont care, but not zucchini, you know what I mean?

        Amy     Yes, fine.  No zucchini.  How about pizza?

        Bob     Sounds good.  Hey, the blue crayfish in the aquarium are really growing.  You know what I mean?

        Amy     Yes, I see that

        Bob     I wonder if I can sell them on Craigslist, you know?

        Amy     It cant hurt to try

        Bob     I wrote a new poem today.  Its about pain and suffering, you know what I mean?

        Amy     Oh thats nice. (bangs hand with meat tenderizing mallet to keep from choking husband to death.)

I seriously do not know why this bugs me so much other than it feels to me similar to the times kids say your name over and over and over to get your attention.  Its like he needs me to acknowledge his each and every thought and cant just let a topic rest on its own.  Or its a bad habit he cant break.  He knows it drives me crazy but he doesnt even realize hes doing it.

So nows the time to share.  Anything your loved ones do that drive your crazy?  Please tell me Im not the only one.  Thanks!


Dawn said...

I am also very guilty of ending most of my sentences with "you know". I also use the word "like" a lot. For example, "so I was, like, walking down the street....." It's embarrassing, I'm a 38 year old woman, not a teenager! And yet I cringe when I hear other people speak like that, like (ha!) when I'm listening to people give interviews on tv or the radio.

Robyn said...

Heh - Fred uses "Know what I mean?" a lot, but he doesn't say it at the end of every sentence. He'll usually say it if he's said something to which he thinks there should be a response and I don't say anything, so after a long enough silence, he'll say "Know what I mean?"

Melissa said...

My brother says..."and whatnot" at the end of most of his sentences. I didn't notice until my husband pointed it out.

My husband drives me crazy in that he says BE CAREFUL WITH THAT a lot. He does it with most of his family and I had to get over that. Some days it really irritates me and I go nutso on him because it feels like he's treating me like a child. I've pointed this out to him many times but he just does not get it and can't stop. I deal and know he really doesn't mean anything by it. It's just something he says to his loved ones. Sigh.