Saying “You Too” When It Doesn’t Apply

The idea for this post was sent in by a reader.

Okay, think about this now. Sometimes, when we end conversations, we say things like, “Take it easy” or “Have a good day”. Of course, the natural response to that is “You too!”

But what happens when it doesn’t apply?

Example: Say you’re at a gym.

Receptionist: Have a good workout. You: You too.

And then, naturally, you feel like an idiot because, after all, the receptionist isn’t working out any time soon, is he?

What about those folks that work in retail?:

Customer: Don’t work too hard. Cashier: You too.

You feel like an idiot! Right? How about at a fast food drive through?:

Drive-through clerk: Drive safely! You: You too!

Or even at the movies:

Movie Clerk: Enjoy your movie! You: You too.

You too. HAH.

I find this to be a funny occurrence because, after all, it does make us all feel like idiots, doesn’t it? It’s such a natural response, that we don’t even realize we’re saying it until it’s said. And then, we feel completely dumb.

I’ve done this many times, and I still can’t shake the feeling that I know I’m going to do it again as I write this post.

Tips to avoid this type of problem? Watch what you’re saying, I suppose. That’s the only way!

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5 Responses to “Saying “You Too” When It Doesn’t Apply”


  1. 1 mandymcadoo August 31, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    I hate it when I do that! Also saying something like “have a good night!” at like 10am — as though you’re hoping that they have a dreadful forenoon.

  2. 2 putaforkinme August 31, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    I only hate it when I’m the one saying ‘you too’. If your the person hearing it, it’s just amusing.

  3. 4 infer September 1, 2010 at 3:48 AM

    hey!! Good one! This is hilarious,next time I’ll think twice before saying ‘you too’ =D

  4. 5 Lyndon Kleinkopf February 7, 2011 at 6:33 PM

    It´s about fitness mates! Or whats your opinion? I prefer this info and features presented me getting some commitment to succeed i really enjoy seeing. Furthermore I´m definitely considering writing these figures during my own blog!


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