Do I really need to tell people?

So do I really need to tell people the things that explode out of my face?

Sometimes I don’t say anything, when something should be said. I like to see the uncomfortable faces.

It isn’t as if I even look like there is a possibility being a stripper is my career, unless it was in a very unsuccessful club. But I still found a way to assure the oral surgeon today that I am NOT a stripper. “I just have glitter all over me because I’ve been decorating for Christmas” I tell him.


Why do I say these things? I have had an MRI, (to confirm I have indeed wore out my jaw from talking) and incidentally my physician husband confirmed I do, indeed, have a frontal lobe.


We have been together for 21 years and I am sure there are days he questioned whether or not I was born without a frontal lobe to filter what I say.

There was the time we moved to the south and the attorney handling the house closing told me I could “just wait in the lobby while they (the men) do the paperwork.”

He opened Pandora’s Box and Hell’s fury came out of my mouth.

There was no cursing. No direct complaints.

First things that began out of my lips…
“Oh, really. Ok.”
This next part was not intentional to insult my husband but I said it and I have to take ownership for my faulty frontal lobe.

“Hey Sweetie, what bank are we using? Interest rate?”

Poor Jim can’t answer fast enough.

This wasn’t said to embarrass him.
“Sounds like I need to be there.”
Making squinty eyed smile.

Mad that the rug in the lobby that we were standing on was 20 feet long and probably $50,000.

Once I get into the conference room for the signing of the papers, the words begin flowing out between my lips.
I don’t even know where it came from.

I’m half southern!

The important half. My mom’s mom. I make a mean gravy of any kind and I know a little sugar and butter make everything better.

Here goes. I may have mentioned sitting on our new front porch in wife beaters.
I may have mentioned hanging a Confederate flag in the front yard as every house we buy always has a stinking over sized flagpole. Like the size you are certain the previous owners owned a flag pole shop.
I may have mentioned that I will fit right into the south with my mad blowtorch skills while I take down the flag pole.
Car in the front yard on cement blocks.

I even said that in Michigan we close on houses in crappy title offices and not elaborate over-priced fat-old-attorneys offices because some North Carolina good ol’ boy legislature decided to pad his buddies from law schools pockets with requiring home sales to take place with an attorney. Oh..,yes…I…did.

That expensive rug may have set me off.

I was full of southern slurs.

We drove all the way to our new home with Jim asking me if I’d gone mad.

I kind of had gone mad, I guess.
I did it in true southern style though, with a smile on my face.





  1. lornasvoice says

    Sometimes if we don’t let the stuff explode out of our mouths, it will do more damage to something internal that we really need. 😉

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