Don’t Say That

Things people say that make me want to punch them in the face:

“I’m a multitasker.”
Generally speaking, nobody can do more than one thing at a time (unless you count walking and chewing gum). You can switch between several individual tasks, but it’s not like you’re doing multiple things simultaneously. Juggling multiple duties is part of the modern condition. Every human is required to do it.

“I can’t describe what I want it but I’ll know it when I see it.”
Skill comes with being able to describe it. Everybody knows what they want when they see it.

“I’m a very visual person.”
Everyone likes pretty pictures better than ugly, nasty words and numbers (especially two-year-old children, incidentally).

“I don’t have ‘math smarts’ but I’m good with art/literature/writing/whatever.”
In other words, “I’m not smart”.

“I’m such a nerd.”
No, you’re not. Real nerds rarely refer to themselves as such, and few possess the obsessive dedication to a craft required to obtain nerd status. Somewhere along the line it became fashionable to be a nerd, so people like to declare themselves nerds as a form of faux self-deprecation. You might be a dork, though.

“See, me? I’m the type of person that….”
Just stop right there. You’re not special. Get over it.

Don’t Say That