Another Conversation That Made My Head Hurt
I might make this a regular feature. Who knows. The name was changed to protect the guilty. She was complaining I said something because she thought that's what I thought she wanted to hear not because it reflected my actual sentiments.
Sally: Say that you tell me, "Sally, you never ask me about my day". And then I start asking about your day. Do you really want to ask me about my day or are you doing it cause I asked you to ask?
me: that's a good question but you are assuming that it's either solely one or the other
Sally: no, just thinking it could be either way.
me: by the way I always ask you about your day
Sally: I know you do
that was an example
Sally: sometimes it's annoying though
me: asking you every day
Sally: cause maybe it's very typical of you to do so
me: how your day is is annoying
Sally: maybe you can say something different, and mix things up once in a while. Not so generic
me: oh geez
Sally: like "morning"
me: I give up