‘Trust Me, I Know’
I just broke one of my cardinal rules when I wrote ‘Trust Me, I know.’ I hate reading/hearing things like that because all too often they are said by people who haven’t much substance to support their claims/allegations.
And now I have just made myself into one of those ‘self-appointed’ experts. I’ll tell you where and when this kind of statement really began to irk me. It was in college and I was a heartbroken lad pining away over a girl.
The ‘trust me, I know’ crowd assured me that if I listened to their advice things would improve. Here is a sample of what I heard:
- You need to just grab her and kiss her. Don’t let her push you away. trust me, I know, I am a girl and we love that.
- She is not interested and she never will be. I am sorry to tell you this, but trust me, I know, I am a girl and this is just the way that it is.
- Find a really ‘hot’ girl and start dating her. When she finds out that you are with a really ‘hot chick’ she’ll come running back. Trust me, I know. I am a girl and that is how we act.
- Dude, you need to find a woman who looks just like her, date her and dump her. Trust me, I know. I have been there.
- You need to go learn in yeshiva. You are searching for the derech and until you find it, you’ll never be ready for love. Trust me, I know. Before I went B’T I was just like you.
See what I mean. There is contradictory advice, not to mention an attitude that just irritated me.
But I have to switch gears. Earlier in this post I said that I broke one of my cardinal rules. There was a time in college when I tried to create a new saying by saying that I busted my bishop.
I wanted it to be a substitute for that line I mentioned, you know the one about breaking a cardinal rule. The problem was that any time I used it people thought that I was engaging in sexual innuendo.
One of these days I might have to try doing that again, but this time I’ll come up with a better line, trust me, I know.