How many times have you stuck your foot in your mouth when talking to someone? Raising my hand! I seem to get word vomit a lot, of course I never realize I’m throwing up words, until after the fact.
I don’t know why, but I always get really nervous when talking to men in uniform. Mostly the big wigs. Why is that? Not only do men in uniform make me nervous, but so do their wives.
Let me give you an example…
A few years back, I was at a General’s house on base. The General’s wife had invited some of us wives into their home for dinner. It wasn’t formal, although, when you’re in a General’s home, how is that not formal?
As we all made our way through the front door of their home, we were all greeted by the General. He was very nice and super personable. As I stood in the doorway, that’s when my word vomit began. I was talking to some other wives and we were wondering where the General’s wife was? My reply? “I heard that she is a real lush”. What?! Why did I say that? Where did it come from? I swear the devil made me say it. The worst part was, not only did I utter those horrible words about our hostess, at the moment that I insulted her she says hello back as she was holding a glass of wine.
I felt like running away and hiding. That was the worst case of word vomit I have ever had. I am not proud of myself, but like I said, the devil made me say it!
Have you ever had a bad case of word vomit yourself? Please tell me I’m not the only one that has this disease?