A few days ago, I discovered that I was one of those people that says ‘like’ a lot.
No, I am not a 16-year-old. Even though I may act like it sometimes.
I remember saying it a lot a few years ago, for no apparent reason other than to cause a break in my sentences. I slowly managed to wein myself off of saying ‘like’ as every second word.
Until a few days ago, when I noticed it has slipped back into my vocabulary.
Oh the shame.
I was talking to a colleague and noticed I had said it a few times. So I started to think, “Don’t say it”. So of course I started to say it more.
It was a weird moment, I was saying ‘like’ even though I was trying not to. I got quite frustrated.
I think this is why I don’t necessarily talk to so much. Words just seem to come out in mush, even though I’m trying my hardest not to do it. I prefer the written word. The thoughts in my head don’t seem to fall over themselves to make themselves heard when putting them onto paper (or screen).
And most of all, I’m not channeling a 16-year-old in my head. ‘Like’ is not part of my vocabulary in there.
Like, yanno, whatever!