Monday, April 11, 2011

Seriously, just don’t talk.

My name is Ashlee, and I say too much.

I stink at people sometimes. Most of the time I’m great with people, and sometimes I really, really stink. I’ll give you an example.

“Sir, are you going to smoke all day?”

This came out of my mouth. Saturday. At the Masters. Seriously, why did I just not say that? Well, because my brain had really good intentions, and those intentions did not come out of my mouth. As usual.

Let’s back up a tad.

Brad and I and some friends of ours went to the Masters! It was a blast. The weather was beautiful, and we saw some great golf. And we laughed.

We ran a bit behind getting to the course, so we were in a rush to get our chairs into an appropriate spot first thing after we arrived. At the Masters there are galleries for patrons’ chairs, and they fill up quickly. I always try to get a good spot right off the bat, otherwise I end up standing and/or not seeing all day. We quickly picked a spot that looked great, and then I noticed that he man right next us had a cigar. My brain says: well, maybe this is the only one he’ll smoke…maybe he only smokes one a day…my Pop only smokes one a week. Yeah, I’ll just mention that to him.

This is when my brain should have said, no, DON’T EVEN OPEN YOUR MOUTH, just move somewhere else.

But it didn’t. “Sir, this may sound rude, but I’m really not trying to be…are you going to smoke all day? (This is the exact moment when I spot his girlfriend's menthols in her lap.) Great.

WHY? Why did I ask that? And I just blubbered along embarrassingly after that saying things I’m not even going to admit.

So I left awkwardly and found another place to sit. And we made fun of me for the rest of the day. And the man and his girl chain smoked for the rest of the day just down from us.

This just another great example of my big fat mouth – even after last week’s post about how I needed to stop saying things like that.

So obviously I’m not learning a thing about keeping my mouth shut and need to keep praying about this. :)


CHERI said...

I have been known to say a few words to smokers also. I wouldn't think you would even be allowed to smoke on that golf course. I feel anyone who smokes in public is very rude because there are people (like me) who can't breathe around smoke and go into an asthma attack and then that really gets scary and makes me down right mad!!!

AA said...

You are hilarious!!! That would have bothered me too though!