Go read her. And then I'll tell you about the summer we spent at Busch Gardens, working in the "German" fest haus, pouring beer. She started out "polite" there too. Or about the time we lived together in DC in a house full of four young women.
* BTW....not enough has been made about "not enough has been made about." Thank you Carrie and Terri. I could not get it to link, so....
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you.....Carrie Link:
Monday, July 03, 2006
NOT ENOUGH HAS BEEN MADE...
My dear, dear friend, Terry, a.k.a. "Toeless in Philly", taught me the best expression years ago, and I pretty much use it excessively to this day. It all started when I was visiting her across the country, we'd been up late at night laughing our heads off. The next morning she said, "Hey, not enough has been made about ____________", whatever it was. That started a whole new round of riotous laughter, and began a habit of making sure we got the attention we needed from the other.
I've taken this lesson, and the phrase, and applied it to everything. It works so well. It's a funny way of telling someone that they didn't give you what you needed, even if what you needed was pathetic and embarrassing. My husband uses it too.
"Not enough has been made over the fact that I emptied the dishwasher and re-loaded it." To which I reply exactly as he needs me to, "You are right. Not enough has been made. You are like the world's best dishwasher emptier and re-filler. Thank you. You rock. You are #1 husband."
It sounds silly, but let's face it, we sometimes need lavish praise. What's wrong with identifying the need, then directly asking for it? It's pretty painless to give, and with the element of humor involved, it's actually fun.
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