Usually I say 'I hate you' to people who I know can't stand the words 'I love you'. They usually seem to understand, but I'm now just saying 'Your the best' and along those lines. I only say that if they start rubbing something in my face or something, and we kinda get each other. It's how we work, I don't know.
I am stopping saying that, now. I don't say it too often anymore.
SO true. People are so stuck to facts they just say that they hate poetry and metaphors and good fiction writing because they can't understand it.
(AKA, PEOPLE ARE STUPID SOMETIMES.)