Say, did you check my last posting? Wow, I didn't realize that it would create so many comments. Apparently me trying to be politically correct I have disappointed some of my followers, who know me as a straight shooter (no pun intended) who speaks his mind. But, unfortunately, sometimes reality catches up with my default position of saying exactly what is on my mind.
For as long as I can remember I've always spoke my mind. Some were born with a "social" filter and would think before they speak. I can remember from an early age my Mom telling me "Ronnie, THINK before you speak, or else you're going to get yourself into a lot of trouble."
Well, you know folks I haven't always followed that rule. I could write a book or two about how my life course has taken unintended diversions because of this tendency of mine to speak honestly and openly. Sometimes it seems I'm always upsetting or pissing someone off by my, what I think, innocent comments.
I do have a problem, lying doesn't come easy to me. In fact I don't lie. Not that I'm saintly or anything like that. To me lying is just too hard to do (keeping all the facts straight) and the one thing I have if I have nothing else is respect that I tell the truth. Some people may not like me (tell me about it) but even those who don't like me for whatever reason do know that I tell the truth. I value my integrity just about more than anything else in my life. Not for nothing have I always been put in a position of trust during the many jobs I've had in my life.
Now I realize there are times when one just can't blurt out the Truth. For instance when a female co-workers comes in with a new hairdo which makes her look like Bozo the Clown and she asks me "How do you like my new hairdo?" Is it a lie when I respond "Hmmm, that's different." Then I try to divert her by saying "Where did you get it?" or "How much did you pay for it?" Would my responses be considered lying?
Of course if not asked my opinion and I have a negative opinion, I won't volunteer that opinion. Sometimes things are best left unsaid. Would that be considered lying?
I think where I when I offer an unsolicited opinion. When I just say what is on my mind. Especially when writing in my blog I try to be descriptive as possible to make a more interesting posting and to put you, the reader, in my position. For instance when I mentioned the dinner my Canadian, yoga trained, Nice Guy (Pat is very circumspect, unlike me) and I had dinner Memorial Weekend Sunday at a popular restaurant in Rehoboth beach, our ear drums were almost permanently damaged by the raucous behavior of a group of patrons in the booth behind us. When I saw them finally leave they looked like a passel of hippos leaving the watering hole.
I referred to them as "fat assed lesbians." Now, for all I know they could have been fat assed straight women but I doubt it because Rehoboth Beach is also known as "Gayberry" and has a large lesbian population. I didn't make that up and I'm not being politically incorrect in stating that fact. I assumed they were lesbians. What I didn't assume were the fat posteriors that I saw exiting the restaurant as peace and quiet descended upon the premises when the aforementioned "ladies" left the restaurant.
|Bye, bye booty|
So someone with good intentions left a comment on my blog that, knowing where I work, someone (you know who) make take offense and not do business with where I work. Yes, I know it's a stretch but hey, you never know. And I have gotten into trouble before at work by things I've written in my blog.
So what am I to do? Stop writing my blog?
Bland it (my blog) up? Hey, that's no fun.
Stop being me? Listen up, I've lost a lot and I'm older now and, frankly, less inclined to bend over backwards, and sideways and whatever other way) to avoid offended those who are easily offended. The way I look at it if you are so sensitive and easily offended, then perhaps you shouldn't ready my blog because honey, I'm going to offend again as sure as the
I am going to piss someone off, that is for sure. I remember my late friend Wayne "The Cajun" Juneau (rest his soul).
I don't think there was ever a moment when we were together that I wasn't offending him by my word or action. Some readers of this blog posting right now might even by offended by me even mentioning his name now that he is deceased and cannot come back at me. But folks, what I am stating was the facts. Wayne and I had a contentious relationship but I still liked him. I wasn't sure if he liked me but I do know the last time I saw him he wasn't happy with me. And his last blog posting he even took a shot at me even though I had all good intentions.
So folks, you see, I manage to offend when I'm not even trying.
Just for good measure, I've sprinkled some images through out this blog posting that I'm sure will offend just about everyone who reads this blog. If you're not offended, let me know and I'll look for that image that offends you.
Hey, have a great day!