Remember when your Mama told you that if you couldn’t say something nice about someone to just say nothing at all. Well, once again, mothers everywhere have been proven right.
There’s this thing called Spontaneous Trait Transference, which is a fancy way of saying that when you say Aunt Bertha is a lazy bum, on some level people are thinking that YOU are the lazy bum. It doesn’t matter if Bertha is, indeed, sponging off the relatives for a living and has never worked a day in her life while you are an overachiever. The idea is still planted that you must be more than a little familiar with the concept of being a lazy bum if you are spouting off that way.
I know. I’m the bearer of bad news. Sorry. But in light of this information I had to write about something other than what I had originally considered. I’m sure you understand.
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