Tuesday, May 13, 2014

No Offense?

      When I was a kid people used to say something ultra critical to someone and then say "no offense" . It always struck me as odd. Just because you say "no offense" after being mean does not give you  permission to be obnoxious. In fact whenever they would actually preface their  insult with them not meaning to be offensive you always knew something insulting would be coming out of their mouth. It would be more honest to just blurt it out. If you think what you are saying may be offensive maybe rethink your words. Then there won't be any offense.


Mr. Cohen said...

People are strange.

Mighty Garnel Ironheart said...

Things can be misunderstood. Sometimes something starts off sounding offensive but when fully explained it isn't. Sometimes something is harsh but not meant to hurt but rather to correct.