There are few sayings I loathe more than “it is what it is.” When someone uses this lame line on me, I inwardly cringe. It’s people’s way of excusing their idiotic behavior.
“Hey, I drank the last Mountain Dew, that one you bought specifically to take to work.”
“YOU KNEW I WAS SAVING THAT FOR TOMORROW AND YOU DRANK IT????”
“It is what it is.”
What does that even mean? I’ll tell you what it means. It means that I had something that you wanted, and instead of showing self-restraint, you did what you wanted without regard for my feelings and then had the audacity to excuse your selfishness by uttering five stupid little words.
(Please note that I don’t have a roommate so if the above conversation actually took place, my friends and family would probably be placing me in a group home where I would spend my days making knitted toaster cozies.)
There is one phrase that grates on me even more and that one is “I know, right?”
If you are above the age of nineteen and you use the phrase, “I know, right?” there is something terribly wrong with you. Let’s take a look at this saying by referring to my imaginary roommate, ok?
“I can’t believe that our electric bill was one hundred and seventy dollars this month!”
“I know, right?”
“Yeah….it is right…which is why I said it. Why are you asking me if what I just said was right? I said it as a statement, not a suggestion. What I said is a fact: our electric bill was one hundred and seventy dollars this month and I am shocked. This requires no agreement on your part. You do not need to add “right” to the end of your response. You’re making me want to make my statement again because you have now added a question at the end and I can’t leave a question unanswered.”
(I have no idea why I made my imaginary roommate such a jerk. I mean, this is the one person’s behavior that I should have control over and yet I’m dealing with a moron.
Anyway that’s really all I had to vent about for now. If ever we run into each other on the street, please refrain from using these two statements. And if you can’t, then I guess it just is what it is.