It is time to add some new words to our language. Here are six new words or phrases that we need:
Redding: If you are redding it, you are hoping that the red light does not change. There are reasons you want to be stuck at a red light. You want to finish that text message, you want to put that contact back into your eye, you need to finish putting on make-up, you have just spilled coffee on yourself and you need to clean it up, you need to turn around and get something out of the backseat… People who are redding it can also be called redders – people who actually hope for a red light. But redders find that when you are hoping for a red light., all you get is clear sailing, one green light after another.
Cubber: Someone who does not face reality. Named after Cubs fans who actually think that this year the Cubs will won. A Cubber could be that woman who dates a man thinking she will change him, the man who thinks he can find the restaurant without asking for directions, the sales manager who thinks ” sales will pick up in the Spring.” . You are a Cubber if you have false hopes and don’t face reality. A perfect example of a Cubber is someone who opens a restaurant in the same location where five other restaurants have failed.
Singles Hitter: This applies to someone who never scores, never hits homeruns, just manages to get on base. An example would be the sales person who always gets the appointment, but can never close the deal. Some one who always gets invited to the interview, but never gets the job. A woman who is always a bridemaid, but not a bride. A man who gets the first date but is frozen out of the second date.
Eeyoring it: : Taken from the donkey in Winnie the Pooh who always sees the dark side, who is always pessimistic.
This is anyone who always takes the doom and gloom approach, who always has reasons for not taking a pro-active role because “something bad will happen.” This is the guy who is afraid to ask that girl for a date, the sales person who does not call on the big client, the boss who is scared to expand his business. The thought process is “Why should I call her, she will just turn me down.” That is eeyoring it.
A Bag Shopper: A woman that buys everything, then takes it home and never wears it. She leaves it “in the bag.” Such women have closets full of clothes and shoes they never wear.
Congressing: If you are congressing someone you are flattering them, telling them what they want to hear, just so you get what yor want. A sales person is congressing if he or she tells you that suit looks great on you. They really don’t care, they are congressing you because they want the commission. A real estate agent may tell you that you better buy this house before “some else snaps it up.” She or he is just congressing you as you are the first person to view that house in two months ( the cobwebs should be a clue. ) She is congressing you for her commission.