4 days ago
Monday, March 7, 2016
Sometimes we just inadvertently put our foot in our mouth. Usually it is just embarrassing but sometimes we do damage.
I went to my local store to get my lonely lotto ticket on Monday and got to witness such a moment. Fortunately, this time it wasn't me tasting toes.
I was chatting with the Annie behind the counter who is a neighbor. She is always friendly, open and a welcome visit. Someone we both knew came in and we both greeted him warmly.
With a big grin Annie asked. "Hi Paul. Have you and your wife all ready spent the $300 she won on that scratch off ticket Friday?"
At first he looked blank, then he adopted a look that was a cross between hurt and anger. "What $300 winnings?" he asked tightly.
When Annie turned wide eyed towards me, it didn't take a lip reader to realize she was mouthing,"Oh, s*it."
Quickly however she put a spin on the blunder. "Oh dummy me. I guess I just spoiled her surprise."
At that possibility, he cheered up, paid for his gas and left---probably straight for home.
After I saw him drive off, I suggested she call the lady and let her know she was now committed to surprising her husband with the money that we both hoped she still had. I didn't stay for Annie's confession or the outcome of the story. I just hoped it ended peacefully.
Have you ever inadvertently spilled beans that weren't yours to spill?
at 6:03 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti