January 25th is National Speak Up and Succeed Day! We’ve all had our moments of saying something that we later regret. Well, today is the day to carefully choose your words!
Does your mouth have a mind of its own? The Washington Post thinks so. It invited its readers to submit some unwise things to say in certain situations. Here are the unwisest:
In a traffic court: “Your Honor, when I entered the intersection, the light was the color of this $20 bill, if you get my drift.”
In a job interview: “Am I correct you are not allowed by law to ask me if I have a prison record?”
To a car salesman: “Options? Just give me whatever you think I need.”
To St. Peter: “Where’s the big guy? I don’t want to talk to some flunky.”
Quote of the Day:
“Foot: A special device for finding furniture in the dark.” ~ Anonymous
Word of the Day:
Levity \LEV-i-tee\ n.
Lightness of manner or speech. An inappropriate lack of seriousness; frivolity; fickleness; volatility.
Example: Although his joke was a harmless attempt at levity, his family appeared to be offended.