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May 27, 2021

May 27, 2021
So Many Buts
SO MANY BUTS   In spite of my wife’s quiet and demure outward appearance, she can be pretty candid at times. Especially when it involves me. In a conversation we were having the other day, she told me I have too many buts. You can imagine my shock at her comment! But after thinking about it, I realized that she’s probably right, as painful as it is for me to admit. I do have too many buts. But you know what? I don’t think I’m the only one. I think a lot of other people have too many buts as well. In fact, as a society, I think most people have too many buts and we seem to be adding more of them all the time! This has nothing to do with a person’s physiology but, rather, with opinions. It seems that no matter what someone says or does, it’s never enough, and we can’t resist the urge to jump in and add our but to their comment, regardless of how subtle it might be. Some people seem to be so conditioned to inserting their buts that others hardly notice when they throw them in. And sometimes, I think the