Just One Minute

@aasani (82)
India
April 21, 2008 8:58am CST
Whenever my mother, my brother or anyone else calls me, and I'm doing something, I often say "JUST ONE MINUTE" which, eventually takes up more than 5 minutes. Recently, my mother called me and as usually, I told ONE MINUTE. However, I forgot and turned up 1 hour later. Thank god, it wasn't any important. Do you also undergo this? Has it anyway led to a disaster? Feel free to share your responses.
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@madlees (1381)
• India
21 Apr 08
I was known for this in my teens. But nothing had happened untoward like you said. I always used to say Just a minute and be doing what I used to do more then, reading story books, what not. After sometime my mother will come and put her head in to ask if that minute has come hehehehehe. But nowadays I don't do that, I put away whatever I have in my hands and go to find what and why they need me.. It is very difficult to do that , in particular when we are in teens, we will not understand the urgency of the matter. God Forbid, that something should happen during that time.. I can never forgive myself. So it is better to get out of that just a minute lobby.
@Sir_bobby88 (8242)
• Singapore
21 Apr 08
I guess you all should say just a minute yea laugh out loud , well most us always chat on phone too long yea , don't your ears hurt huh ?
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• United States
21 Apr 08
Aw. Yeah, I definitely do that quite a bit. Even at work, I'll ask people to hold for 'a second' and while it's definitely not a long time, it is by no means a second. :P I've tried to revert to instead saying 'hold for a -moment-' so it's less definitive, but it's still hard to live up to specific time measurements.
• United States
21 Apr 08
I also hear people said "just a second", too. I think it's just an expression, of course. I don't hold people to that one second. It's a way to say "I will be with you in a very short time". I remember, as a kid, making fun of people who would say that. Someone would say "Just a second" and I would answer back "OK, one! Second's up". I think a lot of people have done that here.
@shymurl (2767)
• United States
21 Apr 08
everyone in my house does this. It actually drives me nuts when my kids do this to me. Because their one minute is five or ten. lol. and they are saying it because they know they have their chores to do.