This is what someone said to recently.
She paused for a second after “but”, which gave me the opportunity to analyze the situation and write a blog about ( the latter is not entirely true 😉 ).
I hate when people say this.
They are apologizing in advance for an insult they’re going to make.
Question is, do you actually want to hear it?
Sometimes people want to give you “constructive” feedback by means of an insult.
Sometimes people actually want to give you good advice by means of an insult.
I have been often told I misunderstood an insult.
“They meant it actually in a good way, you’re misinterpreted them”.
OH OK. Let’s just blame someone else’s stupidity on me.
The second passed and before she even had the chance to say what she didn’t want to be rude about, I interrupted her.
“Don’t say it”.
I guess I will never know, but I might be better off.
Would you have wanted to know or would you interrupt the other like I did?