Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Watch Your Language!

When giving an unsolicited compliment, from now on I will be sure to get the phrases in my head correctly before I open my mouth. See, if you are thinking both:

"Your cooking rivals any Iron Chef's"
"Your cooking is the envy of any Iron Chef's"

it could very easily come out:

"Your cooking envies any Iron Chef's"

which wasn't my point at all.

When the compliment isn't about cooking but is about a...certain body's even worse. And a real moment killer. *sigh*

Those are Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.


Dennis R. Upkins said...

*raises eyebrow*

I already know there's a story behind this.


CrackerLilo said...

*winces* I wanna read it, but I understand why you wouldn't post it!

A couple years ago, I learned the hard way that if you are a woman with big breasts, and your partner is a woman who is a bit insecure about her small breasts, "cute" is not a good adjective for them, no matter how complimentary it seemed in your head. "Cute" is a total party-killer, as a matter of fact.

Hermes said...

Real women and men take moment killers in stride, their confidence in their womanhood/manhood impervious to stray comments.

I get the sense it'll all be ok.

I've dropped some doozies once in a while. I am barely forgiven for my last casual disaster.

BostonPobble said...

Dennis R Upkins ~ But of course there is. It's me, after all.

CrackerLilo ~ rofl Yes, I can see where "cute" might not have the desired effect.

GOML! ~ You are correct. There was much laughter, some backpedaling, some theoretical skirt busting and then...well, everything was fine. Hang in. I have no doubt your last casual disaster will end the same way mine did.

Pharmyard said...

Well, I can only imagine the story behind this one. It makes my habit of saying things backwards or in the wrong order when I'm excited pale in comparison.