I hate the use of that phrase.
My coffee has been made wrong and after I have paid and stood in line waiting, I am told "Just Kidding" when I ask for it to be corrected.
My change has been mis-counted and when I point out the mistake I receive a "Just Kidding".
The wrong price has been rung up at the register and when notified of the mistake I am told by the cashier "Just Kidding".
What the hell is so funny? So funny that you have to tell me that you were "Just Kidding"? Oh Oh I get it.........you werent kidding?!?!?! You made a mistake????? and instead of a "Sorry about that", you tell me "Just Kidding"?????
What an insidious little phrase this has become... and what does it really say? Does it say that you made a mistake and are embarrassed to admit it? Does it say that you aren't really going to take any responsibility for your actions? Yeah..... I think it does. It ranks right up there with "whatever" and "my bad", two other phrases I could do without.
So if I tell you that your response to me sucks and then look at you sweetly and say "Just Kidding" as I walk away, you'll understand, right?
2 years ago