Thursday, August 29, 2013

Foot in mouth syndrome

Foot-in-mouth syndrome (not to be confused with hand/foot/mouth disease) is something I suffer from. It is a life long disease causing a person to figuratively put their foot in their mouth. To say some things you probably shouldn't have said in certain company. Word vomit. It happens to the best of us, unfortunately.

One time I called my aunt fat, right in front of my uncle. Not that she isn't overweight, and not that I said it in such a bad way, but it was something I wouldn't have wanted her to know I said about her. Whoops.

Another time, I was hanging out with my roommate and two of his friends (who were roommates with each other). One of the guys was moving in with us, breaking his lease with his roommate, because our rent was better. So I casually asked him when he was planning on moving (I had some things in the closet that I needed to get out) in front of everyone and didn't think a thing of it. Later, my roommate informed me that he hadn't told his current roommate of his intentions yet, and I just spilled the beans. Whoops.

I'm also guilty of talking about something I did with my ex (watched a certain movie, or went to a certain restaurant) thinking I went to that place with my current boyfriend. I think we're all guilty of that one, along with calling our new boyfriends our ex's name. And if you haven't, well lucky you. Thankfully the wrong name thing has never happened with Derek.

Or have you ever had a friend tell you something that they didn't exactly say was a secret? That's happened to me on more than one occasion, and I brought it up in other company only to have them give me major side eyes, indicating I just made a boo boo and shared their "secret." Whoops.

As I said, it happens to everyone. Some worse than others, but i think it is unavoidable nonetheless.

What are your biggest foot in mouth moments?

11 comments:

Breenah A said...

Mine usually is me saying something the wrong way. I mentioned to someone that my husband got up early and made pancakes (which he NEVER does btw) and the way it came out sounded like bragging, which I wasn't trying to do! I was just surprised.

Tami said...

Oh my gosh yes with the something you did with your ex thing. I do it ALL the time and John and I have been together almost four years... Yikes!

Autumn @ The Unreal Life said...

It's never happened to me, but calling a current boyfriend by an ex's name has ALWAYS been a fear of mine. eeeeeeeek.

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

when i was in school, i was complaining about a guy who was on my class project team and he was doing a shit job (ie. not doing anything) so i was saying how he sucked and hasn't done shit. when i turned around, he was standing right there and so i said "YEAH, I SAID IT!" and walked away LOL

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Recently Roached said...

Oh man, I do this all the time. I never mean it rudely... it's usually a joke gone awry. :)

brooke lyn said...

foot in mouth is a real disease and people should probably start a fund for it. charity 5k maybe?!

Cece said...

My ex and my now husband have the same name so that worked out nicely! Otherwise I'm sure I would have made that mistake in the beginning.

Jill C. said...

Hahaha, the story about your aunt. I hope she doesn't read this! I have a large aunt (by marriage, and who I cannot stand), and I'm sure I've said something around her that she thought was pointed.

Hima Rajana said...

Uhh, I'm pretty sure I'm the queen of foot-in-mouth disease- practically the poster child!
I've definitely done the whole friend thing- except instead of the side-eye, I get the rib-elbow of the toe-crusher. It's rough!

xo, Hima
Hima Hearts

Sara Elizabeth said...

Biggest foot in mouth moment...when you mean to text person A about something person B did and then ya look at your phone and you accidentally sent the message to person B...YIKES.

Grace Beekman said...

Oh my! I have these moments all the time! I actually post about them every Monday on my blog. Glad I'm not the only one! ;)

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