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Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like

Can we please stop it, please?

Yelling

Not a day goes by that I don’t hear the phrase “at the end of the day.”

Can we please stop it, please?!

This has been a brief whinge about something over which I have no control. (First in a series.)

That is all.

16 comments on “Can we please stop it, please?

  1. Charles Yallowitz
    November 26, 2013

    I’m curious about context because I rarely hear that phrase.

    • Kevin Brennan
      November 26, 2013

      Maybe I’m in an alternate universe, because I hear it just about every time I turn on the radio or TV.

      I have a feeling you might start hearing it now, though…πŸ˜‰

      • Charles Yallowitz
        November 26, 2013

        Don’t really listen to the radio and TV is background noise for me. I think I can make it. πŸ™‚

      • Kevin Brennan
        November 26, 2013

        At the end of the day, you’re a lucky man! 😈

      • Charles Yallowitz
        November 26, 2013

        Thank god I didn’t read that out loud and hear it. πŸ˜‰

    • pinklightsabre
      November 26, 2016

      It can also be a kind of lazy, corporate catch-phrase: a way of summing everything up to encapsulate a point and then move on. Bizarre, though. You’re better without the TV I think, as background noise. Cheers, Bill

      • Charles Yallowitz
        November 26, 2016

        I do have shows I like, but I stick to fantasy and sci-fi. Get the whole lazy catchphrase now that you mention it. Though it makes me think of sleep.

  2. John W. Howell
    November 26, 2013

    I like this concept. I think we can stop a lot of stuff. One of my pet peeves is; “it just doesn’t get any better than this.” YES IT DOES.

    • Kevin Brennan
      November 26, 2013

      Ha, that’s a good one! (And I always find myself hoping it gets better than this…)

  3. cinthiaritchie
    November 26, 2013

    How funny! I hardly ever hear “at the end of the day” either. Maybe because here in Alaska the days never really end in the summer and don’t really begin in the winter. My pet peeve? People who say like all the time, you know, like they use it to, like, emphasize each word to, like, give it meaning but all it, like, does it make them sound like silly teenagers (teens have, like, a free pass to say like until they graduate from, like, college).

    • Kevin Brennan
      November 26, 2013

      Yes, I think Alaska is out of the loop somehow. In a good way!

      And you’re right about “like.” It’s so easy to parody now that it’s not even fun anymore…

  4. ericjbaker
    November 27, 2013

    Must… refrain… from… giving… 753 examples… of phrases… that… irritate me…

    Can I give one?

    “Just saying.”

    Yes, since you made a statement, you made it. Thank you for confirming that which we can all plainly see.

    • Kevin Brennan
      November 27, 2013

      It does bother me, that one. I confess, I use it when I’m trying to be funny, but people tell me I should stop trying to be funny, so…

      I hate sentences that end with “so” too. So.

  5. Phillip McCollum
    November 27, 2013

    I’m just sayin’, at the end of the day, it is what it is.

  6. Kevin Brennan
    November 25, 2016

    Reblogged this on WHAT THE HELL and commented:

    From the archives. And it still stands today, three years later!

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