“We lament the speed of our society and the lack of depth and the nature of disposable information.” David Ogden Stiers
Poster via Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute.
Thanks for Sharing … Not!
Arrest it … bury the keys
A throw away phrase
Thanks for sharing …. S##%T!
Labyrinth of lousy words
Life’s woes … reach deaf ears
The dog died today….
Please … ditch that meaningless Phrase
What? Thanks for Sharing!
“Thanks For Sharing!” – Where did the phrase come from and what does it really mean? I suspect the origins come from those 1960s-70s group transformation sessions for self improvement. Perhaps, over time, they slipped into the mainstream and into the minds of many folks who still use it. I heard it at the few EST meetings I attended in the 1990s. Often, it sounded like a gloved slap, telling someone to STFU! “Yeah, whatever … thanks for sharing!”
I’ve never understood the point of it: Thanks for Sharing! Ugh! Sorry, say something else or tell me why you need to thank me for gracing me with your precious presence. I should do the thanking, not you!
“…As we celebrate 95 years since the certification of the 19th Amendment, let us demonstrate our commitment to the belief that we are all entitled to equal treatment by supporting policies that help women succeed and thrive.” Pres Obama – Presidential Proclamation – Women’s Equality Day, 2015
— elizabeth obih-frank (@ElizObihFrank) August 26, 2015
On a more serious note, today is Women’s Equality Day and we’ve come a long way and still have a longer way to go since August 26, 1920. It’s a great day to kick back, speak our minds about issues and consider how far we have actually come – have we? Where are we today? Where are you today? Do we still need it? READ These Articles:
“Loudspeakers should be made to be destroyed and… disposable. ” David Tudor
Haiku: Thanks For Sharing! – Ban That Phrase
The cat is ailing
Loudspeaker of empty words
Thanks for Sharing … cat!
Thanks for not sharing
Don’t thank Us for sharing facts
Dispose of that phrase!
What phrases or words would you like people to stop using? My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme – No, Thank you – below.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: No, Thank You: If you could permanently ban a word from general usage, which one would it be? Why?
Positive Motivation Tip: Celebrate Women’s Equality Day by speaking your mind, fearlessly, about things YOU observe.