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I continue to amaze myself... [Jun. 10th, 2008|03:55 pm]
terribleturnip
I have a long history of figuratively putting my foot in my mouth: asking a woman who just HAD a baby....when was she due; telling my boss that I was sure she'd been a good mother, it's not like her son was in jail or anything...except of course, he was.

I may have topped myself in insensitivity...because the previous ones, how the heck was I supposed to know?

This one, though....asking a co-worker to explain something and joking about how I just couldn't stand the thought of putting in another half a day's work on something only to have it be the wrong something as has happened to me several times now. And then, like an idiot, I make the "suicidal sawing at the wrists" motion.

Yes. To the very woman whose soon-to-be-ex-husband and father of her baby son committed suicide last month.

The worst part was realizing just as I was in motion and knowing I was too late to stop it. It's got to be the same look you get on your face right before the train hits you.

Jeez. Us.
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From: kudrasslipper
2008-06-10 08:05 pm (UTC)
wow. that's just awful! but now what will you do to top yourself? I mean, you have to have goals.....
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[User Picture]From: sestree
2008-06-10 08:10 pm (UTC)
Oh but honey we love you anyway .......
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[User Picture]From: stonethrow
2008-06-10 08:15 pm (UTC)
boy they choose you well.

you know the asshole in me says forget about it. When you do that the second time is when you worry.
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[User Picture]From: im_geva
2008-06-10 10:26 pm (UTC)
Really, I was pondering your psychic abilities, that's pretty darn impressive. Maybe you can get your own reality TV show.
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[User Picture]From: skivee
2008-06-10 10:34 pm (UTC)
I gasp for breath in wonder of your super abilities.
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[User Picture]From: chellebelle74
2008-06-11 12:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm familiar with that wanting to crawl into a hole feeling... ::pats on back sympathetically:: But on the bright side, you have an interesting story to tell. :-)
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[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2008-06-11 02:41 am (UTC)
I for one am really impressed. I've pulled some boners like those but none quite so spectacularly painful. My hat's off to you- and I join chellebelle74 in patting you on the back. I'd also hand you a drink or some chocolate if I could.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-06-11 01:40 pm (UTC)

What a Coincidence!

I just opened the freshly delivered July/August Atlantic Monthly, and the Word Fugitive column offers names to describe the story you are in the middle of telling when you realize, too late, it is completely inappropriate. The finalists included "Tale of Whoa", "Miscourse" and a "Recanterbury Tale." The person telling the story is an "anecdope" who has "put her faux paw in her mouth." The person hearing the story is "blabbergasted."
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From: pyrateatlarge
2008-06-11 02:51 pm (UTC)
Welcome to my world.
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