We sure have become a rock throwing society. You would think from all the stones being lobbed back and forth at one another that we had never made mistakes ourselves. Let me start by saying I have made plenty of mistakes and unfortunately I expect I will make plenty more.
Have you ever done something so very stupid that you can’t believe you did that? Have you ever said anything that as soon as the words left your mouth you were instantly regretting that decision? I have been in the middle of a story before and it dawned on me that a part of the story that was going to “hurt” the person I was talking to. An example would be to be talking about someone who is short and then realize that the person you are talking to has a complex about their height. Maybe it is a weight issue, lack of hair, or even death. I have stuck my foot in my mouth PLENTY of times that I wish I could have taken back.
What about others? We have all witnessed mistakes that other people made. Did you laugh or snicker? Did you immediately run and tell your best friend what you just heard or saw? Again, I have been guilty. Let’s say that someone you don’t like did something really stupid, did you get some satisfaction? How about the person who has wronged you previously and they make a huge mistake. I have been known to say, “looks like Karma just smacked them in the face.” Other favorite sayings are: “they deserved that,” “couldn’t have happened to a nicer person,” “what comes around goes around,” and many other sayings about payback.
Watching a vegetarian being told she just ate chicken
Being on the elevator when somebody shouts “Hold the door!”
Straight-A students getting Bs
Waking doormen from their naps
Watching tourists reading maps
Football players getting tackled
CEOs getting shackled
Watching actors never reach the ending of their oscar speech!