Have you ever said something that sounded so different in your head than it did when it came out your mouth? I supposed that happens to all of us from time to time. (Please tell me I'm not the only one!) My problem is, lately I've been hearing things coming out of other people's mouths that I really wished sounded better. For instance ...
After hearing about some of the events in my rollercoaster life lately, I had one acquaintance tell me that hearing about my life made her life easier to handle.
I hope that sounded better in her head!
We're going as a family to spend a week with our daughter up at college. She said she wanted pizza while we were together. I said okay, any homecooked meals she had a longing for?
She hasn't been home in a year. Are my meals that forget-able?
This week at work they decided to put me in charge of quality control. "I think you're the right person for the job," my boss enthused. "You can polish up our reports because you've taught English. You've graded papers half your life. And you have a critical eye."
He might want to be careful. I have a critical tongue too.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there are three possibilities.
1. I'm being overly sensitive.
2. This sort of thing happens all the time, and it's just a coincidence that I noticed them happening so closely to each other.
3. Something about myself or my life just kind of invites this sort of thing.
There are also three solutions:
1. If I'm being overly sensitive, I can go eat chocolate.
2. If it's a coincidence, I can ignore it and go eat chocolate.
3. If I invite these comments, I can stuff cotton in my ears and go eat chocolate.
Which route do you think I should take?