Say, Stupid

The worst part is

Say Stupid

My mouth is usually running

Off of nervous energy.

When I would rather sit there quietly and absorb.

It pays no mind to my directives

And runs off on it’s own ridiculousness.

Sometimes, if I wasn’t saying something stupid. Β I’d be quiet and might be learning something….

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49 thoughts on “Say, Stupid

  1. Happens to the best of us.

  2. No one is perfect Colleen πŸ˜‰

  3. I’m happy to know that I’m not the only one. “Open mouth, insert foot.” We learn from our mistakes and we learn from our successes. Funny thing is, it usually isn’t near as bad as we think it is.

    • Unless you’re in a meeting and someone else says “Wow….” after you’re done inserting your foot. True story….

      • I’m sorry that happened to you. I know it must have been very embarrassing. I think it probably wasn’t as bad as you feel it was. That is how it is with me anyway. ((Hugs))) Hope that makes you feel a little bit better. πŸ™‚

        • Awww, thank you Priceless. It does help, actually. You are right. If someone else was saying this I would be telling them the same thing, that it is never as bad as what we ‘think’ it is. πŸ™‚ So thank you.

  4. Ah I think at our age we should be able to say and do what we want when we want and if you want to babble or say something stupid – you have my vote 😝

  5. Sometimes, it’s not that you have said something stupid, but that you feel you have.
    Anyway, it happens to everyone sometime or other. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  6. Flo says:

    I’m not too proud to admit that I’m probably president of that club. Thanks for the reminder Colleen.

  7. dogear6 says:

    Oh yes! I know that feeling all too well. As I run off, laughing hysterically. Oh yes, I do.

    Nancy

    • Oh Nancy…..I was telling my friend at work about it yesterday. And I was laughing. And she was saying “I’m sure it wasn’t that bad….” Then I told her about the “wow” comment and she laughed and said well that’s usually an indicator….and we both laughed. πŸ™‚

  8. Yeah, sounds like me too. My mouth has a mind of its own. πŸ˜‰

  9. Gibber says:

    Don’t be to hard on yourself, we all do it.

  10. Hmm, I try not to speak just because I may say something I’ll regret. I try to listen mindfully. Then again, It doesn’t always serve me well, so I tell myself to say it like it is, I bet you say it like it is Colleen. And why not!

    • I try to say it like it is. The problem is, in a “live” setting I don’t process out loud very well. I can’t ‘re-edit’ over and over again like here….. πŸ˜‰ I never mind “looking” stupid or sounding stupid and people laughing because I misspeak. That’s okay. I work and live with extraordinary people. But it’s those stupid open mouth moments where stupidity doesn’t really speak what I mean….and the wrong message is expressed…..

      Okay….sometimes I can’t get my message clear in writing either. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  11. Val Boyko says:

    and I thought it was just me …. πŸ˜‰

  12. reocochran says:

    I picture you as one who thinks before she speaks, you give off this aura, Colleen. I am one who is like that saying, “When fools rush in. . .!” My brother coined an expression while I was in high school, forgive me if I have told you this before:
    “Robin opens her mouth to change feet!” ha ha! Hope you feel much better and you are not at all stupid, just maybe silly!

    • I love your brother’s comment! πŸ™‚

      I do pretty good at thinking before speaking when I am one on one with someone. But in a group setting, always work related, I just …… I’m not made like others. You remember Sesame Street? In a professional group setting, which one of these things is not like the others? That’s me, right there, in the group of professionals. I can hang with them, appreciate them, work with them, but I am not ‘like’ them. My brain doesn’t work like that. πŸ™‚ (I mean that as a total compliment to them, and that I recognize how my thought processes work and it’s not meant for group processing, I do it better on my own, written….).

  13. markbialczak says:

    Your mouth writes checks your brain can’t cash? I don’t think so, MBC. Maybe you talk some, sure. You did name your blog The Chatter … ❀

  14. niaaeryn says:

    I ramble a lot…and at times babble too…my friends are nice about it though and just give me and head’s up now and no then so I stop myself…and did sometimes I just chew on leather more than I would want.

  15. Heartafire says:

    this sounds very familiar…I would learn more by listening! _)

  16. Mustang.Koji says:

    That’s a precious thought, Chatter Master!

  17. April says:

    I have a bunch of your posts to catch up on so I will hold my comments to one post (not this one) You are doing what I mastered. You’re beating yourself up. I have made many comments in the professional world, and you know what? Sometimes the ‘crowd’ needs to hear a different point of view.

    • Oh they hear/heard it. πŸ™‚ Most laugh with me. Or roll their eyes. πŸ™‚ Even though I am generally okay with it sometimes I would like to lasso those words and yank them back in.

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