Someone said :
I've tried to not be a dick about it, but I really REALLY, hate and fight (whenever it is practical to do so), idioms in a person's syntax that lets them avoid giving a direct order, asking a direct question, or (worst of all) making a direct apology.
and I NEVER
use them myself, as a principle.
(trust me, the examples are easier to understand then that description)
If someone says to a waiter "I'd like to order the shrimp"
I'd love it if the waiter said "Oh, well you should then, as a matter of fact, you kinda have
to order something if you want to sit in the restaurant" and then just walk off.
"I was going to ask you for a seat into town"
Wow, I can't wait to find out if you actually do
"I'd like to apologize for spilling your drink"...
OK cool, then you can, you can do it like this; You say "I'm sorry for spilling your drink"
The last one really gets me in an OCD fashion becasue technically, they are getting away with not actually
"I;d like to warmly welcome you, to this business meeting"
"I'd like to deeply, deeply apologize from the bottom of my heart"
It's like listening to someone liberally sprinkling extras, onto an ice-cream that doesn't exist anyways.
Saying 'you'd like to do' is not the same as 'the declaration that you are
You should only use ' I'd like to
' when you're declaring something you would do, but cannot
i.e., "I'd like to make you a cup of tea... but the kettle is broke" (so I cannot make you tea)
proposing an action that involves the other person's consent/interaction
i.e., "I'd like to take your coat and hang it up for you" (then pause to see if they offer said coat, or, if they politely refuse to let you hang the coat for them).
I'd ' like to
' apologise for how long this post is.
I just say I will have chicken curry rice and a battered onion flower no salt or vinegar