Friday, 18 May 2012

612. What we mean is what we don't say (50)

We say: Sorry I haven't been in touch - my e-mail's been down.

We mean:  I haven't been in touch.

What is says about us:  I like receiving e-mails, not answering them.



Mariana said...

When I say that the real meaning is: "I don't really care about you and it's much more polite to say this than to say the truth!"

Lonicera said...

Aren't they the ones that send you dozens of "funny" e-mails a day, or PowerPoint presentations with philosophical phrases covering the decent pictures underneath?? Puaj...!