Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Open Mouth Insert Foot

I'm normally a very quiet person. I don't like to talk much and when I do it's very short and to the point without a lot of details. The following story may be why I am this way.

A friend of mine, a woman, was walking in front of us with two large (quart size) drinking glasses. Of course, I opened my mouth and inserted foot when I said, "She sure has some big jugs!". I meant the glasses, but immediately realized the poor choice of words. My sentence started out like a sparkler, but ended up a big explosion of laughter.

I need to remember one of my favorite quotes more often:
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."-- Mark Twain (1835-1910)

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