“Like.” Gross, I hate the word like. I cannot talk about stupid people without bringing up some of my flaws. (I am not perfect... yet) I hate that some people, including me, become excited and over uses this simple four letter word. Why is it so hard to have a pause in a sentence? Maybe, I have a fear of silence and my inability to produce a word results in the word like... nah sometimes I’m just tired and dumb. I have a knack of using “like” to substitute the phrase “and then she said.” So when telling a story, I start elegantly mentioning the protagonist and antagonist in all their glory. But as I begin to become heated with rage, I start referring to the dialect subjects as: then she was like “merp da-merp da-merp” and I was like “no, merp-da merp-da merp.” Ahhhhhhh, a friend of mine had me listen to myself and I shrieked with utter pain for I had become... a Valley Girl. As a single tear graced my cheek, I knew I had to change. So in honor of the Valley, I am moving out. Occasionally, I visit and have to remind myself that I sound uneducated with a minute vocabulary. However, this much needed distance has done me well. I now sound like a 22 year old who is graduating college in 2 months.
Like, Thanks for reading.