It is what it is
In all instances, this is a ballsack of an excuse for a saying.
In this modern era of excuses, retractions, sidestepping and backpedalling, we need a one-size-fits-all statement of projection to push that nasty shit we pulled onto everyone else.
Don’t like that thing I did? It is what it is.
From the negotiating rooms at McDonald’s headquarters
We don’t make legislation, though, we just interpret it. It’s out of our hands. It is what it is.
to the Ask the Seller a question on Trade Me
It’s rolling stock, as I said. It has rusted through the floor pan. Yes, I still want $4000 for it, but it is what it is.
to the tugging of a ponytail by the country’s Prime Minister
It is what it is.
From the accounting firms of Haast
Seems Jock has been clawing back GST on the shed as home office instead of the portion of his house. Oh well, it is what it is.
to the log flume (again) of Rainbow’s End, loudhailerd at sunset:
Javed. Javed. Javed. Please swim through the log flume and clean the mistake. Yes! Little tourist toilet mistake. Quicker Javed. Zero hours … It is what it is.
To all the people who excuse the inexcusable, I say:
Next time on The Sane Companion, people who say “Going forward”.