This just makes me laugh out loud. Literally. Because I often sound like I do just that, but I don’t. Promise.
For instance, one day at a group outing I was standing around the scattered – but occupied – seats and when someone vacated theirs, I borrowed it. When she returned not 15 minutes later I thought to myself, “Self, tell her you didn’t mean to steal her chair and give it back to her.” What I said aloud, however, was different:
“Hey, I didn’t mean to steal your shirt…” I ended slowly, in awkward surprise at myself. Especially embarrassing since I didn’t actually know her.
Oh, and another good one I remember was actually in writing – and totally due to autocorrect. Promise. Eyeing a cute little plush duck, I quickly commented on a social media thread “oh, I like the plush dick, too!” I’m learning to slow down and re-read before posting!
What’s something that’s inadvertently come out of your mouth that you just can’t forget? Give me laugh today! 🙂
Need help working on thinking first, speaking later in everyday situations? Check out these links and let me know if you’ve found them helpful. My other whole tells me often that I should first think and he does not understand that my mouth gets ahead of my thoughts! Or something like that.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~Frankl
How to really think before you speak
Think before you Speak
And for the extra serious-minded among us: T.H.I.N.K.
In closing, check out this awesomeness I might have to get put on a tee or mug for myself. I mean, for… uhm… nevermind.
Note: No idea who originally said this but now that I’ve seen it, I see it everywhere! If you know, kindly share with us in the comments. My research has yielded an unwarranted amount of useless results.