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Put My Foot In My Mouth

Since kindergarten, I've had this little saying or cliche, which my little friends and I would say in order to suggest that we wanted that specific something, too. Now that my friends and I are older, we will often gather and start some tete-a-tete. Sometimes one of us will express ourselves with this little phrase, which consists of these four innocent little words.

I recently met a new friend and I blurted out those four little "childlike" words, which stemmed from my childhood.

My "brand new" friend stated that she was going to give something away. When she said it, I thought to myself, "I want one, too!" So, I let her know that I wanted one, also.

This is what I said to her,

"How about me, PORKY!"

She (very slender) took it as an insult.

She won't speak to me anymore.

I presume I will never be able to say, "How about me, PORKY!"

No, never, never more!</2>

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Nov. 17th, 2004 03:03 am (UTC)
I'm sorry but, que pendeja. She is a grown woman, so are you AND AS SUCH there is the possibility of a reconciliation.

Her: What? (with a flared nostral)

You: I would like to take the opportunity to explain my side of an obviious misunderstanding. It was quite apparant that you (fill in the blank_). I assure you that it realy was (fill in the blank_). Anything you want to say??

If she doesn't want to well...

Tell me how it goes.
Nov. 17th, 2004 05:33 pm (UTC)
I've given it thought and I have come to the conclusion that I'm not going to waste my time on her. I've said that little, off and on to many old and new friends and they didn't react as she did.

She obviously doesn't have a sense of humor, and that's a quality that my friends MUST have. If I were to make an attempt at explaining myself, and she were to accept, I'd have to walk on egg shell every time I'd be in her company. God only knows what I might of said in the future, where she would of found insulting. No, I won't bother with her.
Nov. 17th, 2004 03:09 am (UTC)
in my line of work we often call that person the 'thin skulled plaintiff.' now i don't mean that to sound offensive, rather, one never knows the impact of harmless words spoken to the ears of the one who receives them. how can we? i suppose if it was me (being you), i'd just keep being myself an offer explanation (which may or may not be 'heard.') and go about my life with an expanded sense of awareness. it's is so difficult to always feel that one must guard one's words. i suppose i think that 'others can either take me as i am or not...' tact too often clouds and inhibits the reality of who we really are.
about a third of those we encounter like us and a third don't and the other third don't really give a shit! life!!!
be good to YOU!
Nov. 17th, 2004 05:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love that saying, THIN SKULLED PLAINTIFF!

We can't always behave in a prime and proper manner among friends. How dull life would be. I feel very uncomfortable being around someone who makes it known that they never joke around. One tries to behaves in a business manner when it comes to business, of course. But when one is among friends, that's the time to feel relaxed, enjoy, and let our hair fall down.

I have taken your advice, and I will continue to be myself.
Her reaction caused me to feel bad. Now, I feel glad!
Nov. 17th, 2004 04:25 am (UTC)
offer her an explination just as you did here.. if she is an adult she can act like one and laugh it away and renew the friendship with an increased vigor. If she wishes to be childish about it, then there is nothing you can do about it... Some people never grow up...

You should not have to give up an innocent saying.. or something that has been a part of you for ages.
Nov. 17th, 2004 05:45 pm (UTC)
Sometimes, we as adults, must behave in a childish manner, it's what makes our world go round. A world without humor is a world without glee.

I'm only glad that I found, so early in our relationship as friends, how dry her personality was. Besides, she most definitely would not of fit in my circle of friends because we're always cracking up about the things we say.

And you're right, I shouldn't have to give up my ridiculous little sayings which have been a part of me since I was born. hmmm...I wonder how that first cry sounded like, as I enter this earth!

Happy Birthday Daddy, I wuove you!
Nov. 17th, 2004 04:30 am (UTC)

That should NOT have happened.

I'm sorry.
Nov. 17th, 2004 05:35 pm (UTC)
I am, too. Thank goodness she was slender. I hate to imagine what her reaction would of been if she'd of been a little plump!
Nov. 17th, 2004 04:43 am (UTC)
Have you called to appologize or anything?
Nov. 17th, 2004 05:49 pm (UTC)
Like hell, I'll call and appologize for something which was not meant as an insult, what-so-ever.

This little piggy is going to market!
That little (slender) piggy can cry all the way home!

Nov. 19th, 2004 01:05 am (UTC)
Sorry for the delay in getting back to this.

It was still taken as an insult, and one can understand why it could be taken as an insult. A bunch of friends can take to calling one another "dumbass" as an ironic token of affection, but say that to someone outside of the circle of friends and they will likely take it as an insult even if it was not meant as such.
Nov. 18th, 2004 02:28 am (UTC)

sexy legs--don't feel rejected! Try miss sensitive again, a different day. :)

Nov. 19th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
Maybe someday when I'm not feeling so exhausted!
Big hugs!
Nov. 18th, 2004 05:01 am (UTC)
I understand how annoying sensitive people can be. And I am sure she over reacted. It is possible that she has had weight issues, even if she is thin. It is possible she had some jackass parent that called her fat whilst growing up. It wouldn't hurt to give her a simple, "It was a saying from childhood, not a heartfelt comment on your size. I am sorry if it came across as such. "
Nov. 19th, 2004 12:10 am (UTC)
Never thought of it that way. You have brought up some very good issues. Maybe someday, I'll swallow my pride and make an attempt at explaining myself to her.
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