We all have bad habits, right? Or am I the only one? Here’s a little more of the “authentic me.”
One habit that I struggled very hard to overcome was my language. I cussed like a sailor. What’s worse, I did it in front of my kids. Finally, I became ashamed of my mouth and decided to clean it up.
So I thought I’d quit cold turkey. I just wouldn’t use that language anymore. Yeah right. Well that didn’t work. I found that the only way I could stop was to replace the words with something else. So that’s what I did.
Rather than use #($& or *(&#, I started using words like gosh, golly and gee. Now nobody makes ugly faces when I’m speaking. They can’t….they’re laughing too hard. My friends pick on me and tell me that I sound like an episode of Leave it to Beaver. I say that’s better than the alternative.
But tonight I realized that I sound nothing like the Beave. I actually sound more like Gomer Pyle….
It must be the Southern accent.