I seem to have misplaced my happy switch. Now, where could it be?
@10 months ago
Different situations involving the phrase, “you should know”.
It can be annoying when people have expectations about you based on what they hear or observe about you. For example, you tell someone you’ve lived in Sacramento since 1995, and they tell you “You must know this area really well.” Then they react all weird when you need directions or ask for help. Maybe I don’t like driving in that particular area or driven in it enough to have it make it to my long term memory.
You’re a Christian, you should know how to answer those questions.
You go to church, you should know better.
You repeat the same mistakes over and over. You should know better by now— perhaps the mistake wasn’t traumatic enough or there was no motivation or strong enough consequence to fix it.
You have a degree, you must have knowledge of ____, you should know about _____. Nope, probably slipped my mind.
You’re 23, you should know about ____ now. You should know what you want to do now (said every concerned aunt or uncle, haha).
You’re American, you should know about current events, you didn’t hear about that?
You’re Filipino, you should know Tagalog.
You’re a theatre major, you should know how to talk to people. My communication skills, more specifically my small talk skills are crap.
You should know about _____, it’s happening in your immediate area.
When you ask for help, you should know about that already. I shouldn’t have to tell you.
@10 months ago