I was listening to a podcast, and the guy I was listening to has phrases that he would say repeatedly. It caught my attention because one of those phrases is “Here’s the thing.” It also happens to be one of my filler phrases. I say “Here’s the thing,” all the time. Cause here’s the thing – I like to make sure that my point comes across.
It’s almost an unconscious occurrence. I don’t even know that I say it.
I have a few other phrases – which my wife willingly and voluntarily reminded me of.
“You know” – as if they don’t or even worse, they can’t.
“You know what I mean” – just a derivative of “You know.”
“Man” – my wife says that I will say it 5 times in a 6 word sentence. That’s bad.
I’m sure I have others, but what does that say about my identity. What do my sayings say about who I am?