I have a problem. I have a tendency to talk faster than I can think. This gets me in trouble. Not all the time, but some of the time. I get started, think I’m being funny, or think that everyone realizes I’m just kidding and being sarcastic. Every once in a while, something I say really gets to someone. Usually not in a way that I meant, but that’s irrelevant, isn’t it?
I take full responsibility for all the stupid things that come out of my mouth that aren’t nearly as funny as I think they’re going to be. I just wish I could learn.
Because I really don’t want to hurt people’s feelings, and I don’t want them to be mad at me.
Also, I honestly am almost never trying to make some sort of subtle point. I feel like people think I’m trying to say something more than what I am. I’m very much a speak my mind type of person, so I don’t really allude to things. I’m not trying to imply a damn thing. That’s why it’s so frustrating when I realize that someone has heard something in what I said because I’m a pretty straight forward kind of person. But I’m not trying to make any sort of excuses. I’ve been insensitive, and I own that.
So, I guess I just need to learn to slow down a little bit. In every possible situation, I need to learn to think about how what I’m saying is going to sound to someone else. Anyone else, really.
If you think this is about you, then I probably said something really thoughtless to you at some point. It wouldn’t surprise me, because I really am beginning to think that I’m a total moron. At any rate, I apologize. I am very truly deeply sorry.
So here’s to learning to think before I speak. And knowing when to keep my mouth shut.
And to no more sucking on my feet.