Hi My name is Lisa and I have Foot in Mouth Disease.
Hi Lisa (Readers says in unison)
I have a problem. Words take a zip line from my brain and fly out of my mouth in a nano second. So fast, that I don’t have an opportunity to grab a hold of them for inspection, to making sure they are safe for the public to hear. If you are ever wondering what I am thinking, just sit next to me for a few minutes. Some of you might be like, Wow, that’s not such a bad quality. Why is she complaining about this?
I’ll tell you why. Example #1:
I am at a close friends gathering. Her boyfriend is there, they have been dating a while now. His parents are there as well. I think to myself : Lisa, those poor people don’t know anyone. Go over there and be charming. Make them feel comfortable and welcomed. Go! So, I stroll over there, introduce myself and make conversation. Before you know it, they are telling me about how they named there son (my friends boyfriend). It was a toss between two names, the name he has or some dorky name.
“Well, I think you made the right choice. Its a good thing you didn’t name him Dorky Name. He would have been terrorized growing up. Could you imagine?” I say, without coming up for air. Then, I continue to say all the ways you could make fun of a person with said Dorky Name. I am rhyming out different insults tied to the name, even a little song. Mind you, I am counting on my fingers all the ways I came up with to prove that they clearly made the right choice. This goes on for about a solid five minutes (I am not exaggerating, I wish I was). FINALLY, I stop moving my mouth and there, there it was. The SILENCE. I’ve done it again.
“Dorky Name is my name” Boyfriends Dad says, straight faced and very insulted.
Yup! I do this all the dam time!
My intention is not to be malicious and I am sorry if I have ever insulted anyone out there.
Does anyone in the crowd have the same disease as me? Can you top this story?
I must warn you, this is the tip of the ice burg as far as stories. I have been suffering from this for a loooong time. I got stories!
The good news is I have a prescription for it now.
Ahh! Words to live by!