“If you don’t mind” trips off the tongue.
Whenever I say “I’m going to ABC”, “if you don’t mind” quickly follows like a hare out of the gate.
I didn’t realise I did it until someone once pointed it out to me. Now I’m conscious of it and I know I do it all the time.
Whether this is just a polite way of saying I’m going to do something or something much deeper like a need for affirmation or permission I’m not quite sure.
But even though it might mind I’m trying my best to do away with “if you don’t mind”……..
Once Lost in Nowhere, then Perditus
Now just a Simple Pilgrim