If you’re reading this and thinking – Gah! You already posted something today – what’s this!? Keep reading. Please. 😁
So…. this happened. Yesterday, I posted a comment on a terrific blog – I don’t know the blogger in any way, and this was a first-ever bit of chiming in on his thoughtful post.
Seriously…I need to slow down and proofread what I’m doing…or WordPress needs to come through with comment ‘edit’ capability – maybe just for me? No – this was not the first time I’ve served up a typo or sent a comment with words missing….and typically, I’ll reply to MY OWN goofed-up message just to acknowledge the typo or the whoops.
Yesterday? I couldn’t bear to do it. Enthralled by my own stupidity, my mistake prompted deep belly laughs (with a snort or two mixed in) as I wondered what the sweet blogger thought of my, umm…odd comment.
What did I do? In trying to offer an insightful thought (first mistake, Vicki?) I had the imagery of a playground teeter-totter in mind – you know, related to the push/pull and polarity of our crazy lives.
What did I type? Teeter-TOOTER. Yes, friends. When I caught what I’d done – of course after I hit ‘submit’ – I succumbed to a tidal wave of giggles. Childlike recollections of fart jokes and epic bathroom humor. TOOTER???
Then came the stern, self-talk moment: Victoria – WHAT did you just do??? TOOTER? You just typed TOOTER to this man who’s disclosing, sharing, inspiring. Shame on you! And then – fix it, fix it, fix it.
As I regained my composure, more or less, I noticed he responded with a simple ‘like’. More self-talk: Maybe he didn’t see the goof? But what about the broader audience? Others who will see – and hopefully laugh, too? Maybe not?
It required restraint but you know what I did? Absolutely nothing. Well, other than continuing to guffaw at my own expense. Oh – and I guess write about it now.
That’s my Sunday silly – from me to you!