We’ve all been there. That’s one thing I’m certain of. There’s no way in hell I can be the only one.
We say too much too soon, or perhaps; too much too late.
In that aspect, I’m no different than anyone else.
On occasions we all suffer from Diarrhea of the Mouth.
Also known as “adding your two cents”, sometimes two cents is just too damn much, hence Diarrhea of the Mouth (DOTM). Most of us know that there are somethings better left unsaid.
Everything isn’t meant to be public record or knowledge. It’s probably better that it isn’t.
“Remember the time when…”
“Aren’t you the one that…”
“Didn’t I see you...”
Yes. Yes. & Yes.
Like the common cold, DOTM affects millions of people each year. The typical symptoms of DOTM include:
- Dominating conversations (Are you doing all the talking?).
- Telling all of your personal business.
- Telling everyone else’s personal business.
- Talking about someone behind their back (Would you say it to their face?).
- Gossiping – (Even when it’s true, should you repeat it?).
Although it is not contagious, some people are carriers while others have a greater propensity to be influenced or affected by DOTM. DOTM has the potential to affect many people and there is no cure therefore prevention is key. Ways to prevent or decrease your chances of contracting Diarrhea of the Mouth are:
- Practice thinking before speaking.
- Let someone else talk.
- Ask yourself if what you’re about to say is necessary. (Chances are it’s not.)
- When all else fails, try like a beast to STFU.
“Honesty, without compassion and understanding, is not honest, but subtle hostility.” – Rose N. Franzblau
I’m Just Sayin’…(Damn!)