You have heard it I’m sure. It is rather popular in our media and ‘star’ infested networks, and when muttered, there is supposed to be a ‘you heard it first here, so listen up, this is important.’
John Depp after the verdict. Buzz Aldrin on his moon mission. Elon Musk regarding aliens. Tiger Woods after his car crash. Ellen D on the death of Ann H. Neil Tyson on space travel. So what do these people and the annoying phrase have in common?
They broke their silence……..
and finally spoke and gave their endearing opinion. Pleze. Yeah ok, they were mute for ages eh? They havn’t said a word and lived like monks in the desert. They have vows of chastity and speech. Pleze.
They did not ‘break their silence,’ as there was just not a convenient time for them to rattle off their spin on this or that. ‘News at eleven, Herman Munster breaks his silence about Lily’s spongecake.’ This is about as relevant as anybody supposedly ‘breaking their silence.’ Can’t stand it.
But surely you paid attention up top as a clue was given WHY these ‘breaks on muteness’ have teeth and an audience. The networks are infested with ‘stars.’ And of course, by association, you WANT to be on the know, FIRST, as to what star thinks of this or that, meaning, these people deserve to be heard and taken seriously.
For God’s sake, T. Woods was not even charged with speeding. If that was you rolling a car, the police would be waiting in ICU to serve you up with something that will cost you dearly. So, call me bitter, call me jealous, call me cynical, but I do. not. care. when Ellen D. ‘breaks her silence,’ and finally speaks on whatever to whoever.
Infestations of irrelevance I tell ya.
So the next time you hear that phrase, ‘he broke his silence.’ or stay tuned, ‘she broke her silence………’ send a wink and a smile my way.