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Old 12-08-2012, 23:04   #1
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"promise you won't get mad."

what in the hell is the point of starting a conversation with those words? you know it's going to piss off the listener or else you wouldn't have had to start that way, and all it does is act as a trigger to instantly spike their blood pressure and defensive mechanisms.

it's never "don't get mad, but i bought way too much beer." or
"don't get mad but i invited my sorority sisters over to experiment"

it's always "don't get mad but i wrecked the car" or "don't get mad but i invited my bi-polar cousin and her fat slob of a husband to stay in our already cramped house for the next 3 weeks for the holidays"

JOY TO THE FLIPPIN WORLD!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 23:07   #2
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Sounds like a girly thang!!!
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Old 12-08-2012, 23:10   #3
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It's a teenager thing as well;

I have a teenager, and he's a great kid and never really any trouble, but I have heard those words from him a time or two.....
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Old 12-09-2012, 00:43   #4
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"Promise you won't get mad, but I poisoned your dinner, and you're going to die."
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:32   #5
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I never start sentences that way, but I do frequently say to my wife, "promise not to laugh at me too much" and tell her something stupid I did.

It never works. She usually laughs until she cries.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:14   #6
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"Promise you won't get man, but...."

"NO, no....hold it right there. I not only DO NOT promise that I won't get mad, bit I DO promise that there is a high likelyhood that I am gonna beat your ass."

Keep your bad news to yourself, I don't wanna hear it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:59   #7
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I just never agree to not get mad. Problem solved.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:06   #8
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Hahahaha nobody has ever told me that before!! If my girlfriend tells me something that's going to piss me off, it might as well be through a text. That's funny!! "don't get mad everybody, I bought too much beer."
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:38   #9
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I promise I won't get mad. I'm already mad in anticipation of whatever you are going to tell me.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:26   #10
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i was telling my uncle about this earlier and i like his response. whenever someone starts with "promise you won't get mad..." he responds with "ok but you have to promise not to file charges when this conversation is over."

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Old 12-09-2012, 10:32   #11
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I will start with something of "don't say anything until I am finished." People like to interrupt on hot topics assuming they know what you are going to say and start flailing about.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:40   #12
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Sounds like a girly thang!!!
It is. My wife usually uses it as a preface for bad news. "I know this is probably going to upset you, but..."
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:04   #13
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That phrase always foretells bad news just as surely as "you're probably not gonna believe this, but" precedes a lie.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:08   #14
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Sounds like you need to take control of your household.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:16   #15
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That phrase always foretells bad news just as surely as "you're probably not gonna believe this, but" precedes a lie.
Not here. It usually comes with unvarnished honesty.
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