I told you so....

@agrant10 (1446)
United States
January 30, 2009 1:09pm CST
Are you a I told you so person. When you tell someone something to kind of warn them and it comes to pass. If they did not take heed to your words do you say I told you so or do you try to comfort them or do you do both?
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I could have told my daughter "I told you so" a few years ago but I didn't and one day she told me that she sure does wish she had listened to me and she was surprised that I didn't say that to her.
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@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Yea, they have a way of knowing when they mess up. I'm glad you were there for her.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
30 Jan 09
i guess i do both but i know i have said i told you so many times.
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@Icyfairy (284)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
30 Jan 09
i think i do them both but when i do it and who i do it to totally depends on the seriousness of the situation and how close the person is to me
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@carolbee (16231)
• United States
30 Jan 09
That's one phrase I won't use. Never said this to our kids either. Just don't like the sound of it. I would prefer to comfort someone if they made a mistake and didn't listen to my suggestion.
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@mjaelaws (26)
• United States
30 Jan 09
I usually do it on a case by case basis. Even though I love saying it to stroke my ego I try not to make anyone mad at me or throw salt on wound that does not need it. If it's something that is too upsetting to a person I will leave it alone and hope that maybe in the future the situation will come up where I can put my I told you so in on the fly. But if it's not a situation where the person will get mad at me or it's something simple I love to rub it in! Why because no one ever listens to me and it seems that all to often people should have made the choice to listen to me because guess what I was right! LOL For example I told a friend not to move into a house that is a rent to own situation. And from what she was telling me about the landlord and all the things wrong with the house I told her don't do it there are so many more rent to own houses out there (us having one of them) and they can turn out great but some are truly scams. Now she has a $300 electricity and gas bill. She's cold in her house because she can't afford to have a higher bill and her furnace is leaking gas into their garage. I made sure to put the I told you so in there because they are going to get out of the lease because the landlord is not abiding by the contract and the agreed upon (in writing) things that would need to be fixed. So since she is going to look for another place I put the I told you so in there in hopes that maybe this time when I give my input she will take it to heart. Hope that helps.
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
4 Feb 09
Thanks for the best response! I told you so! heeheehee
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
4 Feb 09
You are welcome.
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@tryxiness (4548)
• Philippines
2 Jun 09
I hate hearing such phrase from other people, thus I avoid saying the phrase. Instead, what I would say often is that atleast we learned something from the experience. The phrase seemed like your blaming the person for the decision he or she made.
@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
31 Jan 09
I generally am not that type of person. Although if I have warned my children of something, and they don't listen, then I use it as a teaching device. I don't rub their noses in it but I DO make it a point to talk about the consequences that occurred. That's my job!