Force of habit


#1

What things do you do by force of habit? Annoying things? Helpful things?

I realised last night when saying goodbye to some people I just met at a gig that I always seem to say ‘take it easy’ by force of habit when saying goodbye to people, especially if it’s like a slightly awkward goodbye. I have no idea where I picked this up from. the Bright Eyes song? it’s no ‘stay rude’ but it’s definitely something I’m going to have to make a conscious effort to stop doing.


#2

Smother people to death with a nun’s outfit


#3

Take it easy or see you after are my default setting when trying to just say bye. But mainly take it easy


#4

Keep saying ‘are you well?’ Instead of how’s it going or whatever to people I’ve not seen in a while. Not a fan of it and it sounds weird but I keep doing it


#5

I say things like Wicked and Ace and it’s really embarrassing


#6

I find myself saying ‘Magic’ sometimes
ffs…


#7

I do this as well - I picked it up from an Irish director at a Construction firm I used to work at. He’d always say “are you well?” and it just stuck with me.

Likewise, when saying goodbye he’d say “good luck.” First time he said that I replied “what for?” but then he explained it meant goodbye. I don’t do this so often, but occasionally it creeps in.


#8

I also picked it up from an Irishman. Is this a thing @kallgeese @cutthelights


#9

yeah absolutely, I say this all the time. It’s sometimes jokingly followed with “coz you’re looking well!”

also do the “good luck” when saying goodbye


#10

Well, well, well


#11

Yes! My uncle always says that.

Also have a Welsh mate who says “There you are then” when we’re wrapping up a chat on the phone.


#12

actually in the midlands you’d often just say “well” instead of “hi”


#13

I do this too. I just see it as good life advice.


#14

I always use “good luck” when ending a call in work. With my brothers and closest friends we have it down to “g’luck!”. Have been doing it for years and have no intention of ever stopping it.


#15

Bye…bye…bye bye bye bye
hangs up phone

I loathe myself


#16

started saying ‘okie dokie’ at work and a part of me dies inside every time i do


#17

I do that too. Bye bye byebyebybybybyybybhangup


#18

Not related but people have mentioned a few times the whole trying to say goodbye thing. I hate it when goodbyes take ages. Please leave now.

EDIT: OR when you’re unable to get off a phone call. You’ll have said bye about ten times and the other person will keep on talking. No!


#19

Multiple inanimate objects get an “aye, righto” before being used


#20

Picked up the habit of whistling and saying “clack” and “boom” after each sentence when explaining something.

My French boss did it and it rubbed off