I want to tell you about something that drives me nuts, not that I need a ride to get there.
People often say, “I want to….blah, blah” when they want to thank you, express something, invite you somewhere, etc. Why do they use that term? It doesn’t make sense to say that they want to do something. Just do it; don’t want to do it.
Whenever I hear it, I always suspect that it is a cover up for not actually doing it, as if there is a hidden continuation to the phrase. “I want to tell you how much I appreciate you, but I won’t because I don’t.” They are not really doing it, they just tell you they want to do it. If they really want to do it, they would say, “I thank you for blah, blah.”
A follow up is when people say, “I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you.” Then they move on. Is it because they can’t tell you because they don’t appreciate you at all? If they CAN tell you, why not just TELL you.
I want to tell you how much I appreciate you reading this. I can’t thank you enough for doing it.
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