Careless whisper

Today’s prompt makes me think of the saying, “Least said; soonest mended”.

In my view it would not be a helpful exercise to rake over the past and find real instances of “foot-in-mouth” – every time she opens her mouth, she puts her foot in it.

We’ve all done it and we’ve all been on the receiving end.

Those in public life – politicians, celebrities, community leaders – need to be particularly careful.  The media is waiting for the slightest mistake or ill-judged communication, whether it is a private remark overheard, an email sent to the wrong recipient or some other blunder.

One Tweet I read and remembered this month (although I didn’t favourite or retweet it at the time) was from Nicky Gumbel (@nickygumbel).

Never allow little things to spoil a friendship. Overlook if possible. Confront if necessary. Always forgive.

Today’s Daily Prompt is

Daily Prompt: Careless Whisper

by Krista on March 8, 2014

It happens: sometimes that filter in our head bursts and we say too much of what we’re thinking and someone gets hurt. Tell us about a time you or someone you know said something that they immediately regretted.Photographers, artists, poets: show us SHAME.

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  2. “Those in public life – politicians, celebrities, community leaders – need to be particularly careful.”
    Yes, sadly, words can’t be unsaid.

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