“Uh, can you repeat the question?”

[Kizzie Klaire photography]

I have a thing about how people talk to other people. Not just on those days where people are being sensitive or touchy or maybe I do mean on those days. Regardless I still do not like it. I wish people would think before they speak. Like my math teacher in high school said think twice act once. I know a good number of people out there are brash-harsh-blunt-snappy but sometimes I find those to be excuses for them just being an ass. In addition, I am not saying that I have never been that kind of person because I have and I have had to learn not to be in most occasions because I saw how it affected those around me. You may think your comment was funny ha ha but maybe the person you were speaking to did not. Then you have to apologize because the person you were speaking too was offended. So, why not think before you say it?

Then you flip the script to those that maybe think a lot before they speak and they are received as quite-shy-passive and though they might be all those things maybe they just do not want to come off as an ass and think about how things are perceived. So maybe people would rather be a blunt ass then a quite shy person. We have all been one of these kinds of people because I find more likely than not we are all truly a mixture of all black and white thoughts, most of us are gray. Nevertheless those that fall fully into the blunt category have me fuming as I wrote this post.

Some may say I am too sensitive to be upset about something someone said to be funny. However, it is not that I was upset that they said it or what was said it is the fact that though something was said as a joke 9 times out of 10 that blunt person honest to god means it. They then use their bluntness as an excuse and just brush it off like ha ha I said that and it was a joke. Well buddy I did not and would never take that as a joke. Especially when it was a jab about work. At the end of the day, you do brush it off but it does not mean that I was okay with it. So I think everyone should think before they speak and maybe take other peoples thoughts into consideration when you start talking. If you do not well then just be ready for whenever someone ignores you or even blows up on you.  Because if you asked me you deserve it. Just as I did when it finally happened to me.

“Uh, can you repeat the question?” – Nancy Drew


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