Tuesday, October 26, 2010
While we're on the subject of...
I just swear a lot, but only when I am driving and playing paddle.
This wouldn't be a problem if I were always alone, however I am usually ferrying kids about AND you can't play paddle alone- so that means there are always TONS of witnesses to my cursing and swearing.
Sure, I try.
I start off with 'Oh SUGAR!" or "Darn it!" and sometimes "FUDGE!!!"
But if things don't get better-such as the person cutting me off in the A&P parking lot or the fact that my lob just left the court for the fifth time.... well.... my control erodes and my cute little phrases quickly escalate to blown up, full throttle profanities.
On the paddle court I usually apologize ahead of time. The other players always say, "Oh don't worry, you should hear me!"
But I never do.
No one else curses on the court. Hmmm. I take that back. Lately I notice my partner uttering expletives under her breath. I think I am to blame.
As for the car... there is no cure. I am incapable of reacting to bad drivers without some type of bad word. I am able to control it when my parents or in-laws are in the car.
I wonder why?
Maybe a primal, early childhood fear of soap in my mouth?