Ignorantly Inconsiderate

I know I tend to walk through life with my foot in my mouth, but I've really been on a roll with offending people lately. I certainly don't mean to. My mother calls my accidental obnoxiousness "ignorant inconsideration". I usually just don't realize that I've offended someone and why I find out I have I'm usually clueless as to why they're offended. Often, I'm actually offended that they're offended. In fact, one pet peeve that's sure to get me riled up is someone taking offense at something I didn't intend to be offensive. (Please don't deliberately push that button. Don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.)

I've always had trouble with tact and diplomacy, but I'd like to think that I've been getting better over the years. Lately, though, I've offended and/or ticked off a number of people – friends, family, and strangers alike. I've realized that lately I've been rather cranky, short-tempered, and obstinate (more so than usual).

1) If I have offended and/or angered you, please accept my apology.

2) Please pray that whatever's causing this recent unpleasantness abates.

Comments 8

  1. Sean wrote:

    If only you would use your powers for good instead of evil.

    Posted 23 Nov 2005 at 11:50 pm
  2. Sean wrote:

    “Better yet, with a constant influx of heretics, the Anglican Communion will continue to destroy itself from within”

    Did you really think a line like the one above would not be offensive to someone?
    Almost every time I check your blog there is something that angers me. I remember you once called myspace a crappy service. I don’t even use myspace much but was offended on behalf of anyone who might like it.

    But I do recognize you have been trying to get better about that for some time, and have made a good deal of personal growth in that dept.

    OK enough of that.
    Happy Turkey Day!

    Posted 24 Nov 2005 at 3:55 am
  3. CPT Tom wrote:

    In the Army that is refered to as “terminal candor.” Having been a fellow suffer, I had quite a bout when I was younger. It took time, but I managed to learn to avoid most instances of “Foot in mouth” disease.


    Posted 22 Nov 2005 at 5:23 pm
  4. Funky Dung wrote:

    I’ll grant ya the first one, but I think the second is a fair evaluation of services and technology. It’s like calling Ford Pintos, Chevy Corvairs, or Edsels crappy cars.

    Anyhow, happy Thanksgiving to you, too. 🙂

    Posted 24 Nov 2005 at 12:07 pm
  5. Steve Nicoloso wrote:

    I’m offended by your insinuation that anything you (and by extension anyone else) might’ve said that offends someone else warrants an apology.

    Better say yer sorry!!! 😉

    Of course, if by “apology” you mean: I’m terribly sorry that you’re offended but you deserve worse and hopefully you’ll get your act together someday, well then… that’s okay!

    Posted 26 Nov 2005 at 4:25 pm
  6. Funky Dung wrote:

    You’re a real trip, Steve. 😉

    Posted 26 Nov 2005 at 8:14 pm
  7. Tom Smith wrote:

    I’m offended that you’d throw Edsels into the same category as the Pinto or Corvair. The Pinto was a genuine piece of crap: get rear-ended and your car is a can of nitroglycerine. My dad’s first car was a Corvair. . . according to him, with all the weight being in the trunk because of the rear engine, you’d have to take corners at 10 mph or you’d oversteer and end up on the sidewalk.

    The Edsels, on the other hand, were genuinely nice cars, without mechanical problems, that simply didn’t sell well.

    Posted 29 Nov 2005 at 8:10 pm
  8. Funky Dung wrote:

    I concede the point, Tom, but it’s a red herring. 😉

    Posted 29 Nov 2005 at 9:01 pm

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