Sunday, April 03, 2005

Hair-Trigger Big Mouth

I'm a desperately flawed being. Even though I've tried to do my best to overcome the worst of my personality quirks, every once in a while I'll just trip myself up and land splat! back where I started. Don't you just hate when that happens?

My worst, most fatal flaw is to say exactly what I'm thinking at a given moment, regardless of the situation or the need for tact. Usually I can slam the brakes on my tongue before I say something really appalling, but sometimes things just slip out and elude all attempts to catch them before it's too late.

I feel bad because I messed up big-time today. I said something really mean and sarcastic to Greg, even though I knew he was having a really bad day -- so in essence, I've just kicked the poor man when he was down. Of course, I've asked him to forgive me and he will, as always, but I just still feel very guilty about it. He never says such things to me, in spite of the fact that I probably richly deserve them. I just wish I could keep my big mouth shut sometimes. Of all the people on earth, he is the last one who should be at the receiving end of my thermonuclear slips of the tongue. Luckily for me, he is both understanding and forgiving.

1 comment:

Pirate said...

We all do things like that sometimes. Try not to feel guilty about it. I know just how you feel, though. Try to put it behind you. Life's way too short to worry about stuff like that. Thanks for your kind comments on my post, too. How are you with these time changes? It usually takes Mr. P and me a week before we've adjusted (we're such routineees) ;-)