Thursday, 21 February 2013

882. What we mean is what we don't say... (89)

We saySo sorry to hear you've got cancer... a lot of people seem to have it these days... I've got an uncle who has it, in the colon, and a friend, she's got breast cancer, and...

We meanWell of course I'm sympathetic - what made you think I wasn't?  But one doesn't want to dwell on bad news, does one?

What is says about usMy conversation is triggered by key words.  If you'd been burgled, for example, I would have told you about the time I was burgled, and when it happened to my Mum, and...


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