Monday, May 7, 2012
Did you just cuss?
Someone came in my office and I'm guessing it was good news or shocking news, but I responded by saying, "Shut the front doe!!" And it's amazing when a conversation is not even meant for you, but other people tend to jump in it anyway. With that being said, when the person left out of my office, the girl from across the hall hurriedly ran over to my office and asked me, "Did you just cuss?" I was clueless as to what she was talking about, so I asked her. She said that she saw me talking to someone in my office and couldn't help but overhear the conversation and she thought I cussed. Let's pause for a minute. First of all, if she was focusing on what she was doing and stop being nosy what I was doing, then there would not be no misunderstanding.....Second of all, I do not use profanity. I just choose not to. Now back to our regular scheduled program.....So I said to her, "So what if I did cuss?" She said that she had never heard me cuss before and just wanted to know if I did or not. Again I asked her what difference did it make. She said it wouldn't make any difference. I told her I did not cuss and that I said "Shut the front doe!" She wiped her forehead and said that she thought I said, Shut the F------Up!! She then asked me how do I not cuss? I just told her that I do not use it because I am the one who controls my tongue and I have to have will power not to cuss, even when folks get on my nerves or all up in my business. She looked at me and said, "I guess you want me to go back across the hall." I kindly nodded and said, "Yes, I do."