Okay, I have developed an especially obnoxious habit that I am trying my hardest to break. And that is, anytime I am around more than one person, I take to using the word "people" after (or before or in the middle of) nearly all statements. For example, I might say, "People, tell me that isn't rude?" Or, "Here's the thing, people, I am a huge dork for doing this."
Yes. I know. Annoying. Help me. Is there a pill for this? Because every time I say it I feel like I have suddenly turned my statement into a rallying cry. Like, "Am I right, people, come on! Let's go save the universe!" Or worse, I feel like the gum-flapping, arrogant jerk from the office (not the TV show, in case you were wondering which character that was. I just mean the local jerk in your average office. They all have them, right? They come standard with every office, don't they?) Seriously, what is my problem, people? And where did this annoying habit come from? I will blame all of you to make myself feel better. When I find out the real reason and/or cure myself of this horrible habit, I'll let you know. For now, I will try my hardest to only talk to one person at a time, thus avoiding the temptation to overly use the word.
I guess it's a little better than my old use of the word "peeps" to random strangers. For example, the time we went to the midnight release of a certain book and on my way out the door, I said (much to my own horror), in a very loud voice, "Thanks, see ya'll later, peeps." I really did. My sister still makes fun of me and my good friend, Nicki, bought me a shirt that says, "Where my peeps at?" to make sure that I don't live this down. (It wasn't the only time I did it, btw. If it had been the shirt and the mocking might not have been justified. But they were. Unfortunately.)
Now, don't get me wrong. Some people can pull this word off. Those same people, are a lot cooler than I am.
Oh, this reminds me of another time that I used the word "coolio" to a guy in Pier One. I will tell that embarrassing story tomorrow.
Are there any habits you have that you wish you could eradicate from your life?