|I really said that?|
Before I get started with some embarrassing things I've said over the years, I want to thank everyone who entered the pen giveaway last week!
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Now, on to my stories.
I'd like to think that I'm not one who walks around with my foot in my mouth. I try to be thoughtful in my conversations, and when in doubt just keep my mouth shut.
But these are some times I look back and think "I can't believe I said that!"
1--Passive aggressive much?
When we were first married and living in Costa Mesa, CA I had a job in Mission Viejo. A lady who lived nearby also worked at the same place and I started driving her to work with me and she'd pitch in some gas money. As prices were creeping up towards $2 (I know!) I would sometimes make small-talk about how I couldn't believe it was getting expensive. One day she offered me more gas money, and I said don't worry about it. It wasn't until I didn't even work there any more that I realized she totally thought I was hinting at her for more money, even though I really wasn't!
2--How I stopped using the word "retarded" forever.
I was on a blind date in college, and as a few of us were just sitting around talking, I proceeded to tell a story where I described myself as feeling retarded. My date looked at me, with all seriousness, and said "My brother actually is retarted." And I fumbled out some apology. He and his friend then started laughing and said they just liked to say that to people when they used the word, and it wasn't really true. Well, that one moment was enough to make me realize I didn't want to be in a situation like that again!
3--Life's a beach.
We were once at a church activity at the beach and some friends offered us a beach blanket to borrow since we hadn't brought one. I thanked them, and then provided the explanation that since we hadn't been married very long, any quilts or blankets we had were still too nice to bring to the beach. Wow, in one swift moved I called them OLD, and said their blankets were TRASHY! Nice one.
Ok, now your turn...
What's something you can't believe YOU said?