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Nov

06

Learn English!

Posted by: mose

Posted in: Rantings

This one has been boiling up for a while and must now be unleashed. I’m not talking about immigrants. (That’s a rant for another time). I’m talking about adults who have theoretically graduated from a US high school and, in all likelihood, attended some sort of college. Humor me, if you will, in this series of complaints.

“Do you mind if……”

I understand that answering this question correctly may be difficult for a four year old; however, a 40 year old should be able to navigate this dangerous predicament with relative ease. If I ask, “Do you mind if I get back to you later on this?” and you say “Yeah, sure.”, that means that you do mind and that you do not find this to be an acceptable proposition. It usually goes like this:

Me: “Do you mind if I get back to you later on this?”
Chump: “Yeah, sure.”
Me: “You do?”
Chump: “Huh???”

Sometimes, I’ll mix it up.

Me: “Is it okay if ….”
Chumpcicle: “No, go ahead”
Me: “I hate your face.”

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