One of my pet-peeves is the use of the phrase - 'Do not take it personally'. I never understand why people use 'it'. I mean I do know why that phrase was created and what it means, but I do not think it is always used appropriately. Or may be I DO take everything personally but thankfully thats my prerogative. As far as I am concerned, if you are connected to me 'personally' [best friend, parents, husband, sibling] and end up saying/doing something hurtful, then I am sorry but I am going to take it personally.
What I would not take 'personally' are the action of a stranger. Clearly, since he/she doesn't know me and doesn't have any emotional bond with me then there is no question of taking anything he/she does 'personally'. I am indifferent to their complete existence.
Fair enough, right?
Here I'm at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD
Top - Abercrombie & Fitch [10']
Shorts - Banana Republic [10']
Shoes - c/o Wanted [11']
Pendant - Etsy Store [11']