Friday, December 12, 2008

A Sailor's Life For Me

No matter how hard I try, no matter what techniques I have put into practise, I still manage at the end of the day to come off sounding like a sailor. No offense to the navy or to those who have served our country. I'm looking more like the pirate......AAARRRRRGGGGG!!!!

This week was a VERY stressful week at work. I was on a committee that had been planning the Christmas party for the entire city staff and a guest. We estimated that we would have over 400 people at this dinner/program. The "powers that be" did not want a choir singin Christmas carols as part of the program....not at this Christmas party. They didn't want to spend any more money than they spent for the last Christmas party, when they staff was half of what it is this year. Yet, "they" wanted it bigger and better. So, our committee met weekly to pound out the details, find a caterer, figure out how to fit these people in one gymnasium of our Community Center, and decorate. SIGH......all without one cuss word.....I think not.

So, this week was not a good week in my vocabulary. I have tried to stop using naughty words. I have thought of my favorite scripture, I have hummed my favorite tune, I have tried to replace the naughty words with less naughty words. But to no avail. Just give me one bad driver, one spilled cup of soda on the bills, an uncooperative computer or printer, or an encounter with a stupid person and LOOK OUT! The explicatives will fly!!

I have been dealing with this problem since the 6th grade! What hope do I have especially when sometimes it just feels good to let loose. Now don't get me wrong. I don't cuss out people. I don't swear at my husband or boys......out loud. But the dog, she has had an earful a time or two! What is a person to do? More importantly, what am I to do? Honestly, I won't do anything. When I was faced with my own mortality a few months back, and had to discuss the "what if's", I decided then to be true to who I really am. This is who I am. I was not going to make changes just because my life may be unexpectedly shortened. In a way, I felt that was being dishonest to myself and also I felt it was being insincere. I would just stay who I was, the good, the bad, and the cursed.

When I am under stress, it is not pretty, but I say words that aren't appropriate. Should I stop saying them? Probably. But I should be doing things a lot more important than not using naughty words. So to all my friends who get this......AHOY MATEY!!!

8 comments:

cttewhitney said...

hahahaha you make me laugh so much!! i didn't hear any cuss words this week so it couldn't have been that bad. :) love ya!!!

The Papa's said...

I can only count 1, the rest of the "naughty" words I heard were all mine!!! Seriously though, where did you come from? You are constantly making me laugh.

Hallie said...

I'm so with you April. Sometimes those words are the ONLY thing that fit a situation! I think you are hilarious and you shouldn't change anything!!

Sandi said...

Um, April, you know that one Suzanne girl that you work with? Now THERE Is a girl who can sound like a sailor! You will never have to worry that your naughty words are worse or happen more often than hers. Trust me. Besides, you are a Utah mormon now, it's okay to cuss!

April said...

Thanks you girls for the support on my way to hell!!! hahahaha!!!The funniest thing happened the other day.....I spilled soda all over the counter. I have been using a substitute swear word that I learned from Broc but told him that it was too bad for him to use! (Do as I say, not as I do is the theme in our home.)Someone (named Drew) left their soda on the counter and before I knew what was happening I let one loose. All of a sudden I hear from the computer corner a voice sounding a lot like Broc's voice....saying to me....you just swore! No I didn't! I responded, that's the short form of shiznit! (the word I won't let Broc use!)

April said...

Thanks, Sandi....I forgot about that! It IS ok! I swear I've heard, damn and hell in testimony meeting just last week!

robin said...

you're a pirate all right! I've heard plenty of words coming out of your mouth but there are usually precipitating factors (notice I wrote USUALLY...hahahaha!!!!)

Tyler and Kacie said...

HELLO!?!?!?! Was I the only one at work last week? It was like an Osborne's episode!!!! hehehehe J/K!!! What would we do without our April? You do so much for all of us, ya know, listening to all of my bad days and such, I think you deserve to let loose!