Do you ever have a phrase that really annoys you when others use it but then you find yourself using it, too? Well that phrase for me is, "Just sayin'!" Prime example of undesirable usage: Child misbehaves, gets caught, tries to justify actions, parent doesn't buy it, child replies, "Just sayin'!" Yeah, Mom is "just sayin'" you're wrong!
The phrase is like nails on a chalkboard for me. However, I find myself using that same phrase in conversation with hubby. Yes, it annoys him just as much when the kids use it, so he doesn't care for it when I use it either. Totally understandable. It bugs me when I catch myself using it. Thankfully he doesn't use the phrase.
Diabetes throws me so many "Just sayin'!" moments. If I eat too many carbs and start feeling off, testing my glucose will give my meter a chance to say "Just sayin', you shouldn't have eaten that." If I don't exercise like I should, I get another "Just sayin'!" Don't eat enough, my low glucose levels remind me with a "Just sayin', you know you can't skip breakfast."
Life throws us many "Just sayin'!" moments. It's how we react that's important.