I am sure most of us must have read or heard of this piece of advice “Think before you speak”, or “Speak less, listen more”.
A week earlier we had a get together at my son’s home. I have a tendency to give compliments where I feel it’s due. I just can’t withhold it. It’s the way I am, and my this habit is very old.
I remember I was singing praises of some girl before my uncle, and he asked me, “don’t you feel envious of her?”
“No! Why should I”, was my reply.
Now I think I should curb this habit, but changing myself is a bit too late. A lady I like for her ready wit, was at this dinner. I said something admiring to her. Another lady X listening said, “are you complimenting her, or finding fault with her?” For the moment I was speechless.
I was suddenly at a loss for words. I was mentally aghast at her interpretation of what I said.
Today is another party at a friend’s home, and my own advice to myself is, “keep away from X”.