Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

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For some reason, I have had the worst case of foot-in-mouth disease these past couple of days. Several times over the course of the week I have meant to say something only to have it come out all twisted and horrible.

An example:

Yesterday I was on the train with my nose in a book, and I heard a woman tell another woman where there was an available seat. When I looked up, I saw that the one going to take the seat was pregnant. I was very, very embarrassed that I had not noticed this.

Of course, it should be noted that I didn't notice this because I was distracted; there were plenty of people of both genders who did see that she was pregnant and didn't offer her their seats.

However, I was kicking myself for not having at least offered her my seat, and felt very guilty about it. I mumbled angrily to myself that was what I got for not being observant, and I saw the other woman who directed the pregnant lady to her seat heard me, and I realized that it sounded like I was saying something like it was the pregnant lady's own fault.

Of course, what I meant was that the embarrassment I felt was well-deserved.

I've been doing this all week, so if I've said something that sounded just wrong recently, there you have it.
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