Post # 1
We all have those moments when it seems like everyone has an opinion about everything and no matter what you say they won’t shut up about it. Nobody wants to sound like a bridezilla and stomp their feet and say “It’s MY DAY” but let’s face it, sometimes we kind of want to.
So I have found that this one phrase works very well with my mom. She has a habit of giving her opinion, listening to me respectfully disagree, and then repeating her opinion again. And again. It’s not fighting, it’s just annoying. And so to her I say, “Noted.”
“You should get your nails in a French manicure for the wedding. It looks so nice and classy in photos.”
Me: “It’s nice, but kind of boring. I’m considering a color.”
“French manicure is so nice. It looks great in photos.”
It’s a way for me to tell her she’s been heard and I understand her point and shut-the-hell-up-now-please-and-thank-you without the part where I tell her to shut up. It’s worked wonders. I totally recommend you all try it.
Post # 3
I always say “thank you for your suggestion”. I think I will give “Noted” a try though.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Haha this happened to me SO many times. Finally I started saying, “That’s a great idea. I’ll think about that.” Knowing full well that I wasn’t going to think about it all, but it almost always satisfied the person I was talking to! 😉
Post # 6
I tend to say… “hmm, I’ll keep that in mind…” then ignore it.
Post # 7
And, if “noted” ever seems too short, you could always try, “acknowledged.” LOL.
Post # 8
I will have to try this out. It’s amazing to me how many people have strong opinions about *my* wedding day. *sigh*
Post # 9
Hahah I love “acknowledged.” If my mom ever continues after I say noted I’ll just thesaurus the [email protected]!* out of this. 🙂
Post # 10
Lol I like that.. “noted”
I always just go silent when I don’t know what to say. I really don’t like to keep talking in circles.
Post # 11
I always said “I’ll consider that” but “noted” seems a bit more… “stop talking about it” which some people really need because they don’t realize that things aren’t always their business!
Post # 12
I like this “noted” idea you speak of 🙂 Will have to give it a try