When you sound like an idiot, do you turn around and act like that incident never happened, or do you look forward to when you’d be able to prove that you aren’t?
There’s an old saying that goes like: If it looks like a duck, moves like a duck, quacks like a duck…
What are the chances it’s not a duck?
Have you ever made a complete fool of yourself with someone you have just met? You go home wondering what the hell was wrong with you, and you promise yourself the next time you’ll act sane and normal, meaning you’ll make an effort to behave.
And the next time, there you are, a fool again?
You’re not alone. Sometimes a duck will turn out to be a swan – it did happen in the movie…
And then you come here to wp and hope the sort of anonymity will take away that first meeting awkwardness.
And it works. Most times anyway.
Unfortunately, I’ve come to realize that there are times when I make a fool of myself, no matter how furious I try not to.
Sometimes I read something I can relate, something I understand, something I’ve been through, I.e., writing. And when I try to impart my wisdom, out goes all the typos, spelling and grammar mistakes… none of which compare with the mishmash of words that make little to no sense at all.
And there I am, wishing fervently and desperately that I could delete that comment, or hope that spam will snatch it away, or that no one will see it there, displayed like a badge with my name. I could unfollow that blogger and act like that disaster never happened, but I’ve never been a quitter, and the feeling that I need to correct that impression would always nag. So I stay, and when the next post is published, I pounce to make a smart comment. And nope, I’m still embarrassing myself.
I know that when I’m old and gray that I’ll be able to look back with a fond smile, but, oh, it’s embarrassing. Has this ever happened to you?