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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What I Meant to Say: Foot in Mouth Edition

The awesome Chief started a new blog carnival last week. All the things that you really meant to say to someone, instead of being polite or the bigger person or whatever sort of nicey-type-thing, you can now let it rip and tell us what you really meant to say.

Taking a slightly different approach to this this week. Since I have a tendency to open my mouth and say what I'm thinking, I don't have that many examples of where I bit my tongue and then spill what I really meant on here.

So, I'm going to tell you about a time when I let my mouth work ahead of my brain.

Unfortunately, it happens to me a lot.

I didn't mean it the way that it came out.

But, here's what happened:

I was at my older brother and sil's house.

Sil, whom I love and adore and couldn't imagine a better wife for my brother than her.

I call their house and ask to speak to her, not my brother.

Sooo, we're watching The Biggest Loser.

And my sil sighs, "I wish I could be on The Biggest Loser."

And I open my HUGE mouth and say, "You totally should apply! You'd be awesome!"

Now, what I should have said was: "No way, they'd never take you for that show!"

But, what I meant was: My sil is awesome. She has this bubbly personality, yet is a straight-shooter. She's cute as a button, too. If she was on there, everyone would root for her. You'd want her to stay around until the end because she is your favorite on the cast for the season.

But, of course, how she took it was that I think that she needs to lose an insane amount of weight.


Foot in mouth.

For those of you who actually have a brain to mouth filter, you can use this as your chance to say what you really meant. Or if you suffer from foot-in-mouth disease, you can make it right now, like I did. Head on over to Chief's and join in!



Blogger danita said...

hmmm, i think everyone wishes they could be on biggest loser! they do amazing life transformations. i'm sure jillian or bob could whip that last five/ten pounds off of me in about five seconds flat. plus, i have a mega crush on bob...who doesn't?

January 13, 2010 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Ughhh, I have so been there. More than I like to admit.
I'm hoping your SIL wasn't seriously offended.

January 13, 2010 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

Stopping by from SITS. Hahahaha No really, you posted just above me on SITS so I ran over to read this post.

eek. I hope your SIL is a good sport and has already forgiven you for that one.

I once totally called out a college roommate to another roommate w/o realizing she was in the room nextdoor and heard everything.

January 13, 2010 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

What a great story! I'm sorry that happened, though--and I totally would have said the same thing probably...

Thank you also for your sweet comments on my blog yesterday. It helps a lot to know my bloggy friends are there for me.

January 13, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Aaaah...don't we all want to be on the biggest loser? Even the non-fatties.

Found you through chiefy-Love your blog :)

January 13, 2010 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I totally understand what happened : (. MAN! That stinks. Poor thing : ). I am sure she got over it :). I would LOVE to go on that show too. Wouldn't it be great to be forced to exercise and eat good for 8 weeks? Holy Moly I would miss my family though!

January 13, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

I have to pull my jaw up off the desk now....

OH MY GOD! I love you... She'll forgive you, eventually.


p.s. did you find the panko bread crumbs?

January 13, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Foursons said...

Hahaha- I think they make a pill for foot in the mouth syndrome. At least that's what I learned from PS I love you.

January 13, 2010 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Meg @ Higgins Happenings said...

I'm a lot like you! I never really think before I talk - ooops! :)

January 13, 2010 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

You were just trying to be kind and talk with her. She likes the show so you said it so fast. I so do that..

January 13, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

My brain usually works, but sometimes my mouth likes to take the lead. The last time I didn't think first, well let's just say it was pretty bad.

January 13, 2010 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Tami G said...

awwwwww... I'm SOOOO guilty of doing crap like that. Have the best intentions, but it just doesn't come out that way! ha
I hope she understood what you meant...

January 13, 2010 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

I see that lots of us have that "mouth speaks before brains tells it to" syndrome.

I am sure your SIL didn't take it as an insult.If she's the way you described her then I'm sure she understood.

January 13, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger MommyLovesStilettos said...

That is totally something I would say!

January 13, 2010 at 9:56 AM  
Blogger gina said...

Oh sheesh. But , she said it first- although you're right, she probably didn't want anyone to agree with her. ;)

January 13, 2010 at 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hubby has the mouth speaks first syndrome.

January 13, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

This SO sounds like something I would do!!! Did she get over it?

January 13, 2010 at 10:39 AM  
Blogger Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Ugghh...I've been there too.

January 13, 2010 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger mintifresh said...

I have the same disease! Too bad penicillin can't touch that infection!

January 13, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Yankee Girl said...

Oh no! Hopefully she reads this post and realizes you never meant to hurt her!

January 13, 2010 at 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

been there done that.....my mouth always runs before my brain

January 13, 2010 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger carissajade said...

I definitely have the same problem with foot in mouthyness!!! I doubt you hurt her feelings too much. When I was supposed to be on TBL people said it to me all the time... I got over it!

January 13, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hate it when I do that! Then, it's like, the more you try and explain what you really meant the worse it looks!

January 13, 2010 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Kimberly@PrettyPinkMomma said...

I have the same foot in mouth disease - I always have to backtrack to make sure that I didn't offend - but only if I care about the person that I may have offended. Hopefully Sil, knew what you meant.

January 13, 2010 at 12:19 PM  
Blogger Ams said...

Ohhhhh that is the worst! And totally something I would do :( lol

January 13, 2010 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger The Princess of Sarcasm said...

Yeah, you are totally dead.....been nice knowing you. ;)

January 13, 2010 at 12:25 PM  
Blogger Desert Rose said...

It can be kind of hard to say things even when you mean it on a positive note when it comes to someone who is sensitive about their weight. I've never thought too much about the weight issue seeing how I've never had a weight issue, but my close friend has one and it's really put the thought into my head due to her having such a hard time with it.

January 13, 2010 at 12:26 PM  
Blogger Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

NO! I'd have done the same thing! I love it!

January 13, 2010 at 12:48 PM  
Blogger Working Mommy said...

Oh no!! That totally sounds like something I would say too...not that I meant what it sounded like, but had the best of intentions!


January 13, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Corrie Howe said...

I understand. We can mean one thing but it does come out to mean something totally different to the other. And then there is no amount of groveling which will make up for it.

January 13, 2010 at 1:58 PM  
Blogger angelina la dawn said...

i am, sadly, queen of foot-in-mouthers. i do it all the time.

January 13, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger becca said...

Wooooops! So, how did she react? Need to know the end of the story! Did you say, "I'm Sorry!" (like I talked about on my last post)? I'm sure she took it ok... especially if you explained it as well as you did in your post!

I say things All The Time that I didn't mean the way they sounded. Which is another reason I'm Always apologizing!

January 13, 2010 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Oh no!!! She forgave you...right?

January 13, 2010 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Kearsie said...

$@#%%! What I meant to say was I posted this big ole comment and it disappeared.

January 13, 2010 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I hope she forgave you!

January 13, 2010 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Shannon K. said...

Nice! That's going to sit in her craw for a long while I bet. The thing is, I would even love to go on the Biggest Loser. Not because I have 100lbs to lose, but because it would put me in the best shape ever! Who doesn't want that.

January 13, 2010 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger CrazyAssMomma said...

been there done that!!!!!
im sure she forgave you right?????

January 13, 2010 at 4:48 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

LOL I'm sure it was said with love:)

January 13, 2010 at 5:15 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Oh no! That makes me cringe. I hope you were able to explain what you meant!

January 13, 2010 at 5:21 PM  
Blogger Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

I tend to put my foot in my mouth quiet often. I guess my brain doesn't process what is going to come out of my mouth quick enough.

January 13, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Taylor Stoddard said...

Ouch! I hope she didn't take it the wrong way... I too end up with a foot in my mouth most of the time. Especially when it comes to my husband. (Probably because I feel like I don't have to talk to him while using a filter.) Oops.

January 13, 2010 at 5:46 PM  
Blogger Liz Mays said...

Are you sure she took it that way? She knows you and your kind heart so maybe she understood your real meaning!

January 13, 2010 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

Oh my goodness I ALWAYS do stuff like that!! This did make me laugh, though. I'm sure she understood what you meant :)

January 13, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh that was awesome. Well, not for you, of course, but for us. Great stuff. Oh and when you find that brain to mouth filter, send it my way!

January 13, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Kiera said...

that suuucks. i do that all the time

January 13, 2010 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

OMG - Okay, I NEED to know how this story ends!! Please reveal!

Also, you are GENIUS if you are telling me that you started this blog BUT DID NOT TELL YOUR FRIENDS OR FAMILY that you're doing it!?!?!? That was the best thing you could have ever done. Me? I thought it would help to grow the site/blog faster (which it did, but spreading the word to my family/friends), but MY BEST MATERIAL IS MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS (oh, and NEIGHBORS!!!).

Love connecting with you. It meant so much that you visited my blog... I'll definitely be back for more!!! Please keep in touch! (PS - as you prob. know, I have 3 boys as well (and a girl... who's the oldest). Those with 3 kids needs to stick by each other!)

January 13, 2010 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Chief said...

I have no filter. or I do but its busted

Prolly not a good I dea to tell someone the would be the winner of biggest loser


January 13, 2010 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Ducky said...

Ha! I totally do stuff like this. One time I was buying a sweatshirt for my sister in law and I called her and said, "I tried it on and it fits me fine...except for through the arms, its kinda big so I think it will fit you okay."

She busts out laughing and I thwacked myself on the forehead. At least she knew what I meant. We're good like that. I love my SIL...she says God wanted me to marry my husband because I was God's gift to her (our hubbies are brothers). I'm the only other sane person in the family (according to her).

January 13, 2010 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger T.J. said...

I have learned to try to never even talk when I'm around any kind of media that has to do with weight, smells or sex. it is just too easy to get myself into trouble- without meaning to!!

January 13, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Yikes! I do stuff like that too .... for example, my hubby's best friend gets engaged to a girl they all knew in High School. They were in FL and we never got a chance to meet up ... until hubby's bf's grandmother passed. It was a long day, but we got to spend a lot of time together and get to know each other. When we got back, I posted on her FB page, "that was great! we should do that again!" meaning hang out not have a funeral! Foot in mouth for me too!

January 13, 2010 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Twincerely,Olga said...

Oh boy!!! I hate when I do that but it happens less and less thank Goodness!!

January 13, 2010 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Stacy's Snippets said...

Hey there! I tagged you in my blog today, make sure to check it out!

January 14, 2010 at 2:36 AM  
Blogger adrienzgirl said...

That's one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't kind of situations.

January 14, 2010 at 2:54 AM  
Blogger Tracie said...

Ouch! I do things like that all the time. I call it diarrhea of the mouth - constipation of the brain.

January 14, 2010 at 11:19 AM  
Blogger Mae Rae said...

#55 again! yippee! I am going to play that number tonight. I think we all have the same issue at times. I totally would have taken it the other way. I love that show.

January 15, 2010 at 1:31 PM  

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