Question of the Week – 08/08/2011 Lorena August 8, 2011 Habits Do you think before you speak? Or just blurt things out? Related Posts:Not the question I was asking, dude.My personal fitness tracker/app throw-down (Part Three)To policy or not to policy, that is the questionLiving with Hurricanes: The Difference Between Panic…That time my dad's ex-wife died and I didn't mention…Rituals for Living Dreambook & Planner (update)Ms. Haldeman, step in to my officeWhy everyone and their sister's best friend's… Author: Lorena My life is an open book; but somebody has torn out a few of the pages. View all posts by Lorena → Previous PostThis Week in HaldeCraft Next PostSong of the Week: Everything 8 Comments Megan August 8, 2011 at 11:20 am 9 years ago Reply I usually think before I speak. But I really want to blurt things out. 🙂 Lorena August 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm 9 years ago Reply I’m about half and half. I really do try to think before I speak, but sometimes in the heat of the moment I’ve been known to drop the f-bomb in front of my delicate mother-in-law, or say something heartless out of spite. Maybe that’s why I like sending emails more than talking on the phone? Gives me more time to first plot out my words. Alice August 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm 9 years ago Reply It depends on the circumstances. Sometimes I am in situations where I have to think/speak quickly and still say the right thing. Example – In volunteer work as a small claims court mediator I am expected to get right to the heart of the matter and so have to quickly ask probing questions to move people along in the decisions. Sometimes just listening and not speaking at all is best. Then there was the time my neighbor told me his new granddaughter’s name was Nevaeh. Puzzled, “What kind of a name is that???” I blurted. Oh, Heaven spelled backward… oh… uh, what a pretty name… Missy August 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm 9 years ago Reply omg!!!!! totally blurt things out. It works though – usually I’m well spoken – I gave the maid of honor speech at my sister’s wedding and I only had two little points planned. It came from the heart and I think it really drew everyone in emotionally. Sometimes it’s killer to get the point I mean across though. But I suppose that’s all part of life! tammy August 8, 2011 at 11:37 pm 9 years ago Reply I’m an idiot who is forever wishing I could take back ill advised blurt outs. 🙂 Hardly surprising really. Also, WAY worse when I drink. LOL terry August 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm 9 years ago Reply I am a blurty blurt mcblurty pants. Nakhira August 10, 2011 at 9:37 pm 9 years ago Reply I think too much before I speak – which in my crowd, means I rarely get a word in edgewise. AnneB August 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm 9 years ago Reply I’ve tried to control my incredible tendency to blurt out the worst comments — it was horrible when I was growing up, and led to many painful learning experiences. I’ve managed to learn to think for at least half a second before I speak. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and site URL in my browser for next time I post a comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.