Please tell me I'm not the only one with open-mouth-insert-foot disease! I've pretty much gotten to the point where I know not to say inappropriate things, but I still have trouble with things sounding one way in my head and then sounding completely different when I say them out loud. Then, too, I still have trouble with not thinking in my head at all before something pops out my mouth. Want to hear (and laugh at) my latest blunder? Read on!
In choir practice we were going over a piece of music. The choir director stopped us and commented, "You're all still coming in too early on that word, 'but'. You need to watch that."
I tried watching for the timing, but I still wasn't getting it right. Then the girl next to me pointed out that I was on the wrong page. And that's when it popped out my mouth.
"Oh! I've been looking at the wrong but!"
The people around me thought it was hysterical. And they were more than happy to share it with other choir members who hadn't heard me the first time. I wanted to crawl under the pew. This was definitely not what a pastor's wife should be saying out loud. (Or thinking either, for that matter!)
So help me out here. Share a foot-in-mouth moment of your own so that I don't think I'm the only idiot on the planet. (Make one up, if you have to. I'm desperate here!)