FIVE WAYS TO EAT CROW
By Pastor Bob Moody
“I’m sorry. I can’t believe I said something so stupid and insensitive. Please forgive me. I really had no intention of hurting your feelings.”
“Boy, do I feel like a fool! I should have paid better attention when he was talking. Now I’ve missed their daughter’s wedding completely. They’ll think we don’t care. I was sure they said it was June 20th, not May 20th. That’s what I get for talking too much.”
“No, sweety, Daddy doesn’t think you’re stupid. Sometimes daddies say really dumb things. I love you more than anything. Please don’t cry. Daddy didn’t mean it. What, honey? Then, why did I say it? Oh baby, please don’t cry. I honestly love you, really I do. You’re such a smart girl. Please, don’t cry.”
“No, dear, your mother isn’t a witch. It’s just that sometimes – look, it doesn’t matter. I just wasn’t thinking, that’s all! Please, forgive me.”
“Yes, sir. I mean, no, sir. I don’t think you’re an idiot and this company isn’t worth the powder to blow it to kingdom come. It was just guys blowing off some steam. Honest, boss, if we had known you were there, we wouldn’t have said anything. What? You only heard me talking? Well, I guess I was kind of loud. Look, I am really sorry. I really like my job.”
How to avoid eating crow: SHUT UP!
Lord, I talk too much. Please, help me to listen more and talk less – a whole lot less!