It happened once again. My mouth overruled my brain’s warning that shouted, ‘don’t mention your upcoming out of the country plans to these people!’ Will I ever learn the concept of mind over mouthing?
Here’s how the conversation went down:
Debbie Downer 1: Have you been out of the country lately?
Fearless me: No.
*here is where my mind said, ‘she asked if you have been out of the country lately, NOT if you are going out of the country soon. There’s no need to tell her or the people around her about your plans. It’s not neces…’
Outburst having me: I am going back to Honduras soon, though.
My brain’s image after saying the above:
Fearless me: I’ve been by myself twice already. What’s the big deal?
Debbie Downer 2: YOU HEARD ABOUT THAT WOMAN WHO was by herself that GOT KILLED in another country recently…
At this point, my mind told my mouth to say, ‘and YOU heard about that woman who got killed right around the corner from your home, my home, her home, etc, right?’ but once again, I didn’t obey it. I kept quiet, which is what I should’ve done after Debbie Downer’s original question.
I don’t understand why people love to ignore that crimes happen everywhere. No country, big or small is immune to tragedy.
When I traveled to New York, Philadelphia, Miami, San Diego, Chicago, I never got these warnings of impending doom. Matter of fact, I would hear ‘oh, I have a cousin-whose-sister’s-uncle lives there’, or ‘have a ball’ or the ‘I am going to shop there in so-in-so month’ remarks.
The crazy thing is these two women reside in a city that many outsiders don’t want to visit due to the ‘another 48 hours’ crime show! Hilarity!