you know that brittany spears song, “oops, i did it again?” Well, think of it when you read the first few lines,

oops, i did it again.
i opened my mouth,
offended a friend…

OK enough of that.

PICTURE IT

i ran (literally, with a shopping cart) into a friend, one whom i’ve not seen in a few months.

“oh my god, drew. hey. i’ve been really worried about you. i’ve been meaning to call you.”

i look at him with a puzzled expression and ask “really?”
but,the voice decided to take it to the next level.

i chuckle and ask why he said that.

AND BEFORE he could answer, i stop him and ask,

“why people (myself included) who have been out of touch, that is the first thing they say?

when in reality, if you are truly concerned…:

 

YOU COULD HAVE

picked up the phone

YOU COULD HAVE

sent me an e-mail

YOU COULD HAVE

gone to any of the BILLION social networking sites of which i am a member and left a message

YOU COULD HAVE

skyped me (it’s always on)

OR YOU COULD HAVE SIMPLY
gotten in your car and driven over?

so, i ask you again, just how concerned were you?

just how concerned am i?

where does the offense part come in? well, his wife just sent me a text saying that he didn’t like being put on the spot.

all i did was ask a question.

so….

oops, i did it again.
i opened my mouth,
offended a friend…

 

but what i’ve learned, i need to make sure i don’t say the same…

🙂

a pui tardi

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e.e. cummings