I’m telling you…

by Katie on July 1, 2010

I can’t recall a time in my life where I wasn’t familiar with this phrase.

Examples of conversations you might hear in Texas:

“Man, it’s a hot one today”

“I’m telling you.”

“That was one good steak right there.”

“I’m telling you.”

“Whew! That was a long sermon today.”

“I’m telling you.”

“Those boys played a good game of football last night.”

“I’m telling you.”

You get the idea…

Apparently this little phrase was never popular in the West.

It kills Brandon.

Every time I say this, he’s all, “No, actually, I was telling you.”

And then a few seconds later…”I just don’t get it. It doesn’t even make sense. I was the one talking. How were you telling me anything?”

It wouldn’t really be a big deal, but this particular Texas root is so ingrained in me that it seems we have this conversation every. single. day.

And probably always will…


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