Let’s do coffee

“Let’s do coffee some time.”

“Let’s do lunch some time.”

“I will call you soon.”

I can’t count how many times I have been told this and nothing ever came out of it.  At first when I just moved to the States, I used to believe it and would wait for the people to call since they said they would.  On other occasions, I would get in touch with them only to get excuses.  Without realizing it, I also started saying we should ‘do’ lunch or coffee ‘some time’ because I had come to learn that this was code for “I want to seem like I want to see you again, but actually I don’t care”.  I stopped saying this to people as soon as I noticed what I was doing.

I just wonder why we continue saying this even though everyone knows what it means or doesn’t.  I find it quite irritating to tell the truth. I would rather someone doesn’t say anything at all, but this is the world I am in.

To you reading this piece – let’s do lunch tomorrow.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mukhamani
    Aug 20, 2017 @ 14:15:34

    Very true 🙂


  2. Aunt Beulah
    Aug 10, 2017 @ 02:34:07

    Years ago, when I realized the phoniness attached to the expressions you mention, I stopped using them and I instantly forget it when others say them to me. Instead, when I meet someone I’d like to see again, I call them and suggest an outing, lunch or coffee at my house. It seems so much better than the vague statements we so commonly use..


  3. anotherday2paradise
    Aug 04, 2017 @ 01:37:23

    This is so true. ZL. 😃


  4. allysoally
    Aug 03, 2017 @ 21:14:41

    I would love to do lunch with you, where I live we take it seriously! 🍔🍟☕️


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