This phrase is a gem. One of my personal favorites. It’s nearly always said after you’ve already done something totally stupid. As in “Oh, last night I slept with that guy I broke up with 6 months ago.” To which your friends kindly respond with “You’re better than that.” Um. No I’m fucking not. If I were better than that, I wouldn’t have done it.
You know I’m right. I mean, what is the purpose of saying that to someone? Just to make them feel bad? Cause there is no other reason. It’s not like I’ve ever looked at someone who said that to me and responded with “Wow, thank you for saying that. I feel really loved right now.” No, the closest thing I’ve ever come to in response is more along the lines of “No, fucking shit I’m better than that. That’s why I’m spilling my guts to you, you fucking moron. So that I can confess the sins of stupidity, seek redemption and move the fuck on. But now that you’ve pointed out how stupid my decision was, let me jump in my god damn time machine and go fix it. Thanks for your insight.”
Yeah, that phrase really bothers me.