The End of the Story

Daily Prompt: Verbal Ticks
Is there a word or a phrase you use (or over use) all the time, and are seemingly unable to get rid of? If not what’s the one that drives you crazy when the others use it?

My son S, IB and I on IB’s birthday. 30th May, 2014.

Some years back, my son S used to end anything he was saying with the words, “the end of the story.”

He would say it, at the end of whatever he would be saying. I used to be so irked with it. Later on I got used to it.

After sometime I noticed, I used the same words over and again. It was becoming repetitive, and it sounded so trite. S doesn’t use the words now, but I am still using his phrase unconsciously. I try to catch myself, whenever I can to stop saying it.

S has a new phrase. Nowadays if S and I are arguing, he ends his argument by saying, “you will know, and the blacksmith will know.”

What has the blacksmith to do with me? Why he comes in the picture?

I have no idea, and S has no answer for it.

The End of the Story

2 thoughts on “The End of the Story”

  1. I love when kids come up with phrases or versions of typical responses. I find myself picking up on a phrase, using the heck out of it – so much so that others start to consider it a signature, so much so that others start to use and over use it too. Then I catch myself thinking, “why is everyone saying that?” So I unconsciously find another and the cycle continues…crazy – I know [that’s the latest].


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