my friend jen has this curse: she can't let something just. be. negative.
no matter what i'm talking about to jen, she has this way of trying to justify everything so that it's all "okay" [in her mind], and today she did it by using an annoying cliche phrase...one that just didn't make sense.
so she was telling me about this internship she got for the summer [yay!] and then she asked me if i've heard back from one of the hospitals i applied to, so i said, "no, not yet, still working on it" or something like that. [i wasn't feeling bad about it or asking for any kind of reassurance.] then she says, "well, sometimes no news is good news!"
'no news is good news' when you're waiting for the pathology report on a tumor, or waiting to hear how someone did in surgery. 'no news is good news' when the news you might get is bad. on the other hand, if a prospective employer hasn't called/emailed/whatever, that's not good news. they're not sitting over there going, "wow, this chick is amazing, we should give her a job--better keep it a secret!" clearly this cliche doesn't apply to my situation.
silly jen. how about next time, you just say, "that sucks."