Saturday, July 7, 2012

Too Busy

Has "busy" become a four letter word?
It’s also true that saying “I’m crazy busy” in response to the typical “how’s it going?” question has become a major cliché. Let’s face it: Everyone is busy to some extent or another, particularly in a big city like New York. Talking about how busy you are is idle banter about one intimacy grade above talking about the weather, and probably less useful. But it’s also a convenient, non-personal topic that everyone can relate to, a sort of verbal tic that people can spew when they’re bored, tired, or not interested in telling the truth about how it is really going. Because, when it’s not going well, “busy” is beautifully unassailable. (Read entire article.)

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