Here is just a very small sampling of some things I may or may not have said that were (surprisingly) not well-received by the recipient:To my younger son about his art project: “Oh, I’m sorry, Sweetie … did the teacher not give you enough time to finish?”
To my boss: (after convincing her to let me work from home over the summer) “You know, it is really hard to get anything done at home with the kids around.”To The Husband: (after he made dinner) “Please don’t ever make this again.”
To my best friend: “You are lucky you have me in your life,” (when I meant to say the reverse).To my mother-in-law: “Oh, sorry, we are busy that day,” (before she had a chance to tell me the date).
To the new dental hygienist: (before she pokes me with sharp metal instruments) “Do you know what happened to Joannie who used to work here? I really liked her. I hope you are as good as her. Does Joannie work close by now?”To my older son’s principal at the end of a meeting about unexcused absences: “Did I mention we’ll be pulling Tall and Short out of school for a week in November to go to Disney?”
So you see, I should just keep my mouth shut at times. Some of the time. Okay, most of the time.Maybe all of the time.