Thursday, October 29, 2009

Did I say that out loud?

Ever have one of those moments where your mouth speaks before your brain has a chance to process and censor? or you hit send instead of delete?

I call it PTS, Periodic Turrets Syndrome, because periodically I have outbursts that I could have controlled, but chose to ignore. My angel on one shoulder devil on the other spontaneously combusted after I had kids and left the discipline of the Corps, so now I have a little halo clad imp with protruding devil horns.

I find myself covering my mouth after saying something in reply to friends and family, questioning whether I really said what I was thinking or just thinking I said what I was thinking. Only after I see their reaction or hear their reply do I realize my dark side has found an escape hatch.

Do you have PTS?


Kristen Painter said...

Um, have you met me?

kys said...

Yep. And my fingers have it, too. (Unfortunately)

Erin M. said...

it must be contagious!!

Holly said...

Yep. My one friend used to always say "you did not say that"...and at one point, no, it was just what I was thinking, but as I get older, I don't care as much and it just comes out. Oh well!

Charisse and Holly said... it! Once ragged and ragged to a casual friend about how much I can't stand our local Walmarts. After maybe a year of making these comments I figured out (long story) that she is the daughter of the CEO of Walmart. Insert foot in mouth. Have a great day...Holly at

AJ said...

That's really funny! Visiting from Stir-fry Awesomeness. I have this disease, but didn't have a name for it. Thank you for clearing this up!