Open mouth. Insert foot.

I never claim to be 100% on top of things in life.  I often make egregious (okay, they are in my opinion) errors when it comes to interacting with other people.  I can pick up on emotions, but there are many occasions where words and actions are taken in their literal meaning, and I’m usually wrong.  I fail to catch the nuances.

The occasions this happens, of course, make me feel about 2″ tall, both due to remorse and embarrassment.  I am my own worst critic, extraordinarily hard on myself and my perceived lack of social skills.  Dear Husband has assured me that my perceptions are wrong, but this is something I have to learn and be comfortable with on my own.

This evening, I had one of those open-mouth-insert-foot moments.  A good friend made a compliment, and not checking the facts, I made a wise crack, mistaking their compliment for something else.  I was teasing, but…. well.  I am my own worst critic.  Thankfully, my good friend knows that I’m not perfect, but it’s still hard to apologize fast enough when your foot is in your mouth.

About The Amusing Muse

Deep thinker whose mind operates at warped speed. Philosopher pondering the big (and little) things in life. Storyteller. Office Ninja. Model. Teller of bad jokes. User of big words.
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