Today, I was humbly asking my friend Cindy to borrow a set of work keys, since I had forgotten my set somewhere else. She took the opportunity to give me a hard time, which many people seem to take advantage of throughout my life. I forgot what she specifically said, but I know that she made me sound rather pathetic (in a joking manner that I played along with). And at the end of it she said, “Bless your heart.” We had a good laugh.
I feel like saying “bless your heart” is the most innocent way someone can dress you down, highlight a person’s inadequacies, or completely destroy someone else’s reputation through gossip—but then make it all better by uttering the supernatural phrase “bless his heart.” It’s an amazing loophole that everyone seems to appreciate. The Supreme Court can’t even overturn this phrase!
There’s a new “bless your heart,” if you didn’t know it. It’s sweeping the nation.
“Your face is a horrible testimony to the beauty of humankind. Just sayin’.”
“Oh, I don’t take any offense.”
“I can’t believe he wound up with her. What does she see in him? (Just sayin’.)”
Furrowed brow at the comment melts away. A smile replaces it.
“Our company’s owner is a loathsome individual who makes decisions we all have to clean up.”
“Wait, I’m just sayin’.”
“Oh, you’re just sayin’. Nevermind, I won’t tell anyone. Here’s a raise since you stopped by my office. Have a great day!”
So, join the new “bless your heart” movement of “just sayin’” today! It’ll revolutionize the way you communicate!