Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Shut your Mouth - Enough is Enough

Years ago somebody said this to me - it was in a public environment - and I was mortified with embarrassment and rendered speechless (really?).  I never really got over it properly and the incident clearly scarred me!! In the years that have passed though I have realised the wisdom of their words, and sometimes feel that it is better to keep quiet and say nothing.  The thing with words is that once you have said them - they can't be un-said - and no matter how hard you try to dilute them by blethering on afterwards, or deny the obvious meaning of what you said - you did say it and the words were heard by the person or persons that you spoke them to.

My brother did the 'saying stupid things' thing on Saturday - but that was okay - I forgive him and we have laughed about it since!

I, however, did the 'saying stupid things' thing last night and now the words have been said there's no way I can get them back. In an ideal world the words would be back in the bottle with the cork pushed firmly in and possibly floating away to a desert island somewhere. But - as we all know - we don't live in an ideal world. Perhaps I would do better by having some deaf friends?

6 comments:

  1. My Nan always used to say "Least said, soonest mended". She was a very wise woman - I miss her wisdom.

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  2. My Nan always used to say "Least said, soonest mended". She was a very wise woman - I miss her wisdom.

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  3. Was it me that said that too you all those years ago?

    Nah, I would have been too scared. :-)

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  4. Was it me that said that too you all those years ago?

    Nah, I would have been too scared. :-)

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  5. No Christian - it wasn't you - you are far too charming to ever say anything like that. It was the man with the Crocodile Shoes :)

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  6. No Christian - it wasn't you - you are far too charming to ever say anything like that. It was the man with the Crocodile Shoes :)

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