I am guilty as charged. [sheepishly raises hand]
I guess it doesn’t matter that when I use it it’s been in instances where someone has confessed to doing something they’re not proud of or embarrassing … like stepping into a hole, throwing their phone away with the litter at a fast food restaurant, or being overheard making a snide comment about a conversation when the other party hadn’t hung up the phone. All of these things I’ve done (and more which I won’t go into), although I wish I hadn’t done them at all.
I had no idea it came across that way. So much for intent.
“Welcome to the club” is officially stricken from my lexicon. I might as well remove my favorite addendum to the phrase, “your membership card is in the mail.”
Thanks for the heads-up,