If you are quit-witted like me, it’s not easy to hold your tongue. To say just the right thing at just the right moment can bring a riotous laugh to a party or shut down a mean-spirited bully who needs to be put in their place. But then again, it can make you stoop to the meanie’s level of crude, or even hurt someone’s feelings if they take it the wrong way just to get a laugh.
There is another burden one carries when they have a sharp wit, it’s to not use it as a weapon. This can be especially true when feeling slighted, and tired, and not getting our way. I had just such a chance on Friday. And it had everything to do with me and my perceptions and nothing to do with reality.
Can you relate? You get pissed off over something, make that comment as you walk away and threaten to spoil an entire weekend? Valentine’s weekend at that!!
I mean…just hold your tongue already. Wait five seconds, close the office door, then say it and blame it on the dog, lol. Or better yet, just be like Elsa (from Frozen) and let that sh!t go!! Can you tell I use that often? That, and Miranda from The Devil Wears Prada, the ice queen. Oooo, there’s a theme here.
But I digress.
My point being, how often do we get a chance to take it back once it’s out there? Whether we say it out loud, or worse yet, post it on social media!!
I’m just grateful I have people in life to call to walk me back from the ledge so I didn’t have to keep on with my temper tantrum so I could salvage the weekend and not go on punishing myself (although in my mind it was my husband I was going to torment) by continuing my pouting over not getting my way over…what was it now. Hmm, can’t even remember what petty, insignificant thing I was upset over that I nearly lost my mind and allowed that silly comment to nearly derail an entire weekend.
But I’m sure you’ve never done anything like that before, have you?