I absolutely detest this phrase. It makes me cringe and I want to cry uncontrollably. Seriously.
My mother was, and still is, an expert at using this phrase. My heart breaks a little every time I hear her use it with my younger brother and sister. Poor kids. They’ve no idea that they have a lifetime of “we’ll see” ahead of them.
The thing about “we’ll see” is that it doesn’t mean “we’ll see.” It means No. Absolutely not. Never going to happen. Not in your wildest dreams.
It’s a phrase used when people (read: adults) don’t want to participate in an argument or deal with disappointed children.
Unfortunately, I’m being haunted by “we’ll see.”
My husband uses it. My husband!! The person who is supposed to love and cherish me and always say Yes!
He used it today when I asked him to go to Disneyland. (Also known as my favorite place in the entire world.)
Now, not only is he using a phrase that brings me to tears, but he reminds me of my mother as well.
This is wrong on so many levels.