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Friday, February 15, 2008

It's...Different

What does that mean? Hubby and I worked outside the other day adding scalloped edging around two Century plants we have at the end of the driveway. We wanted to add stone edging but couldn't find the smaller circles so had to substitute with a fiberboard kind of material. It's sturdy, scalloped like we wanted it, has a ten-year warranty against rot and water damage, and is attractive. What more could we want?

Neighbors across the street came over and said it looked good and asked where we got it. They examined it saying they'd never seen it before. Beaming, we told them where they could buy it. Maybe we started a trend and other neighbors would get the hint to start working in their yards! After all, it's that time of year.

Five minutes later our other neighbor came home and seeing us working came over to chitchat. He glanced down at the edging and said...it's different. What does that mean?

It's different...over the years I've come to realize when you get a response like that it means they don't like it. New hairdo... ah...it's different. New car, lawn ornament, outfit or dish, it's different. What, do people think we're stupid? LOL We all use the same response when we can't bring ourselves to lie and say it's beautiful, tastes great, looks good.

What do you say? Do you agree or disagree with my interpretation?

8 comments:

ddurance said...

I pretty much agree that "It's different" is a very generic statement. I dyed my hair from blonde to black last Sunday and I have received quite a few "It's different" remarks in the past few days. You have to realize that any kind of a change can take some people a while to get used to. This same person may tell you next week that they love what you've done.

Jambrea said...

I would have to agree with you!!! I've heard that a time or two in my day. :)

Kara Dunn said...

"It's... different" with the pause is even worse! You know they have no words. But really, do we want the truth? "It's ugly, what were you thinking?" LOL! Neither is good! :D

ilona said...

I have used that term myself a time or two but usually don't mean it in a negative manner. I just want to get across that something is outside my experience or expectations and I need time to accustom myself to it.

CrystalGB said...

I agree with you. It is an easy response to keep from saying what they really think.

ruth said...

Non-committal and also diplomatic in order to avoid anything too harsh.

Debbie Wallace said...

Good answers, all of you. I think the bottom line is it's different is a filler for when someone doesn't know what to say. It's all in how one interprets it. The tone and...the pause:)

catslady said...

I hate to lie so if it's a bad do then it's "you got your hair done/cut with a smile", oh look at the new dress/outfit etc. Yeah, it's different is definitely a not so sure, if not a total dislike lol. But I do prefer hearing the truth even when I don't like it.