tryingtobemyself asked: Hello, sir. As a human being and writer whom I admire, I thought I'd ask on the chance you have the opportunity to answer... I'm making a list of "Phrases to Avoid Saying" (a non-comedic list. No real reason... I guess for my own betterment in life.) Off the top of my head I have: 1) "I told you so", 2) "Not all men are like that.", 3) "Calm down." and a good friend suggested, "No offence, but..." I was wondering if you might suggest any others? Thanks for your time. :)
So far in my experience, anyone who begins something by saying “I’m telling you this for your own good…” isn’t.
"With all due respect.."