Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Retirement- Inappropriate

On vacation and doing OK

What did you say?

Children are notorious for spouting out just what is on their mind.  How many of us just wanted to run and hide when one of our little ones said the wrong thing to the wrong person.  You sit there and cringe as the words come out of their mouth and you quickly try to think of something to divert attention away from the offending comment.  However, most people have been in that situation at one time or another and even if you are the one being being asked why your eyes are crooked or your teeth so big, you understand as it is out of the mouth of babes and therefore innocent.

Now we go to the other end of the spectrum - adults with no sense.  After a man that I became related to 44 years ago spouted out a totally nonscensical remark to some children that took me back and had me reeling, dear son-in-law piped in and said "It is really hard to be a man, we just can't help ourselves."  "Being one step before Neanderthal", I said.  "Yep, that's it" he said.  Now I get it; it just had to be explained to me.  In a few million years they should be evolved.


  1. Don't count on it!

  2. Hello Arleen:
    'The laughter of fools is as the crackling of thorns under the pot'. Much the same applies, we think, with ill timed remarks.

  3. It's probably only going to get worse over the course of time. Maybe that's why iPods were invented, haha.

  4. No, they won't. They will still be the same impulsive creatures they are now. This is the era of 'stupid men commercials', by the way.