Note to Self

Last weekend, I got into trouble twice for inadvertently speaking what I was thinking.

Two moments of head-scratching and wondering, "Wow, did I just say that aloud?"

As a result of my goofiness, I reminded myself of the old adage:

If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.

Wait... Better yet:

If you can't think anything nice, don't think anything at all.

I am sure that this is a universal husband lesson that I failed to retain.

16 comments:

Michael Offutt said...

I don't know if I believe in this adage universally. To explain, occasionally I review a book and I like to be as honest as I can. I never insult but if the book is bad then I point out what I didn't like about it. The same for movies. Some may say that this is "not nice" and that I "shouldn't say anything at all." But I disagree. Honesty, especially with commercial ventures where people are expected to invest in something, provides transparency which is what I as a consumer appreciate.

Selma said...

I Love this so much. You have no idea. LOL!

chuckmullis said...

I have foot in mouth disease as well. Good to know that I am not the only sufferer.

ladyfi said...

LOl! You weren't listening at Husband School then? ;-)

Miranda Hardy said...

The older we get, the more things just pop out of our mouths, unintentionally. It happens to me all the time.

Mommy Lisa said...

too cute. yes - your brain can often get your mouth, and you, in trouble.

Pat Hatt said...

hahaha bah let it come, better to be honest then fake, unless you'll get into a whole heap of trouble. But your still here posting and alive, so couldn't be that bad..haha

Matthew MacNish said...

There is nothing wrong with any thought. It's behaviors that are good or evil, wrong or right.

James (SeattleDad) said...

Come on Slam, that is a rookie move. You need to get your head in the game. Focus, focus, focus.

singed,
Your Wingcoach

Diane said...

I could go for days not thinking if that's the case.... Funny! :O)

Kristin said...

When it comes to talking to your wife, that's not a bad rule to follow. Haha!

Holly Lefevre said...

Story of my life...

ZaSu Says said...

I think you do a pretty good job of afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted. Isn't that really what you do?

Lisa said...

Because if you think it, there's a good chance it will just fall out of your mouth...and then you'll still be in trouble!

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Pia said...

hi slam! the first one i try to practice that. but the second? is that possible?