If you were at pumkin patch this past weekend and you just happened to be standing next to one of the parking lot guys as he said into his walkie talkie to another parking lot guy (he was speaking about the orange flags they were waving), "Stick it up in the air and wave it so people can see it." what would you say?
That's what she said.
If you were at the same pumpkin patch and the blue grass band that was playing said "If you have any requests just yell them out." What would you yell?
We went on a hayride and there were about 15 people on the ride, 8 of which were kids. The guy driving the tractor stopped to tell us about certain aspects of the farm. At one point he went on for a very long time about how many pounds of feed could and would be stored in one of the silos. He went on for a 10 minutes. The kids, not just mine, were getting antsy. I said to Lauren, maybe a bit too loud, "If I knew this was going to educational I would not have brought the kids." Which got me looks from a few of the other folks on the ride. Was what the guy was saying interesting? Yes. But not to children under 5. I was bascially saying "let's speed this up" without trying to be rude.
Sometimes I just say the stuff that comes to my mind which causes an eyeroll from Lauren. Most times I am trying to be funny but other times I am merely speaking what is on my mind and it can be interpreted as mean or mean spirited.
On the drive home Lauren and I discussed the fine line between funny, mean spirited and honesty.
"Do you know how many times I wanted to kill you, when we were dating, for things that came out of your mouth?" She asked.
"Really?" I asked back.
"Yes. There were many times you have said something to somone and I was mortified."
We laughed at the various circumstances Lauren could remember.
Later that day I was looking for my sunglasses.
"Lauren do you know where my other pair of sunglasses are?"
"What's wrong with the glasses you have in your hand."
"I like the other ones better."
"What's the difference. They are both ugly."
Was she being funny, mean spirited or honest?
That is not a pumkin under there.