Monday, May 17, 2010
Think Before Speaking
My post today is on how you should engage your mouth only after thinking.
Poor Josh continues to be a little sad about his breakup. He's trying to distract himself as much as possible so he decided to go stag to a friend's 21st on the weekend. He spent the evening fielding questions about Teresa (where is she? when did you guys breakup? what happened?) which made him feel pretty ordinary. But the one comment that made him feel the worst came from the birthday boy - Why don't you just get back together? As if it's up to him.
My second example of stupid comments comes from a pharmacy assistant. I had to get some medication for a female problem last week (okay it was thrush - yuk!) I asked the assistant what was effective and she asked me if I'd used anything before. I told her I wanted to try the tablet and she agreed that it was a good choice. Then (and this is the stupid question) she asked if I had symptoms. Of course I had symptoms. How else would I know I had thrush?! It wasn't like I'd had a premonition or read it in my daily horoscope. It was hard not to give her a scathing, are-you-serious? look.
So my thought for today is a quote that my Aunt wrote in my autograph book when I was young - "It's better to be silent and let people think you're a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."