As a sometime watcher of American television and movies, there is one element of many storylines that makes me want to extract vengeance on the scriptwriter. I know full well that TV and movies are not real life.

But unfortunately it’s a line that is repeated very often in real life by Americans. And I have even heard it creeping into the vocabulary of people in this country. It is the simple phrase “I promise”.  Listen up next time you are watching an American made drama. And sometimes even a comedy. Listen for the drama-filled punchline of ‘I promise”. Because they will always be promising to undertake a task that they probably have no control over, and even less likelihood of being able to fulfil.

Reminds me of certain agents and the prediction of the price they will obtain when they are pitching for an agency.