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Old 09-22-2014, 05:52 AM
 
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"OMG, you're going to LOVE _____!!"

"I cannot wait for you to meet _____!"

"_____ is the best, what an awesome person!"

I say...enough already! I'll form my own opinion. Having someone harangue me about how wonderful someone is before I meet them often has the opposite effect on my opinion upon meeting them.

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Yes! My MIL!!!
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Old 09-22-2014, 06:04 AM
 
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Originally Posted by elhelmete View Post
"OMG, you're going to LOVE _____!!"

"I cannot wait for you to meet _____!"

"_____ is the best, what an awesome person!"

I say...enough already! I'll form my own opinion. Having someone harangue me about how wonderful someone is before I meet them often has the opposite effect on my opinion upon meeting them.

You too?
No. Why waste that much psychic energy getting torqued because someone is enthusiastic about someone else? Are you really that much of a grouch that you begrudge a perfect stranger the compliment of being liked/admired by someone else?

The most gracious thing you can say without coming across as a sourpuss, is "Well, if you like them, I look forward to meeting them." I think it's pretty much assumed that you will form your own opinion -- you don't have to declare it to the world.
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