Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thursday

Sometimes I really need to keep my mouth shut, and sometimes I need to speak up for myself. I wish I were better at distinguishing between these two kinds of situations.

12 comments:

don't call me MA'AM said...

So which one was it in this particular instance? Too silent, or should have stayed silent?

I'm the same way. If I stay silent, I'm usually trying to hold back tears or come up with some clever retort. If I say anything, I regret it instantly.

-R- said...

I did both today, actually. Spoke up when I shouldn't have and didn't speak up for myself when I should have. Boo.

I spoke up because I didn't care what the person in question thought of me any more. And then when I should have defended myself, I didn't because I didn't care what the person thought of me any more. So same reasoning for both actions. Ugh.

Noelle said...

I'll speak up on this one - I'm annoyed that Blogger has changed, and I can't link to my non-blogger website on any of the blogger blogs I comment on. Yet another reason I'm happy with wordpress.

Oh, and in real life, I hate not knowing when it's appropriate to say something.

nancypearlwannabe said...

I totally get where you're coming from. I often find that I have to force myself to stay silent about certain things until I can be sure that what I'm going to say isn't just a knee-jerk reaction, but by then it's too late to say anything...

Hope your situation resolved itself!

Stefanie said...

I am the queen of this myself, so I have little advice for you, unfortunately, except to say it's nearly always worse in our heads than it actually was for real.

Whiskeymarie said...

I've learned that, for me- the best rule to follow is to keep my damn mouth shut at any and all times. This solves a LOT of problems.

L Sass said...

i never know the difference either... I wish I could get some kind of, like, electric fence for my mouth that would give me a tiny zap when I'm going too far!

Gwen said...

Let me know if you ever figure that out. I could use it, too.

abbersnail said...

I have this exact problem. Gah.

Michelle said...

i think we all have this problem to an extent. a lot of times it's not until those insert foot in mouth situations that you realize it...

NATALIE said...

A-MEN!

Swistle said...

I think I consistently do the exact opposite.