Have you ever said something out loud and then thought, "Why did I say that?"
*please say yes*
Now, let me ask you this: have you ever blogged something (and I mean published it), and then thought, "Why did I write that?"
Well, both the former and the latter have happened to me, the latter having occurred not just two days ago. It started simply enough, I was just completing the ABCs of me and enjoying myself. In the moment, I thought nothing of it.
Today, however, I was working on a project that required redundant work, so it gave me time for my mind to drift. It drifted this way and that and then...BAM! I realized what I said in my ABC blog was downright offensive. I immediately went and edited it, but I feel the damage has been done, so I am apologizing.
If you'll remember (or maybe not, if you don't remember you probably didn't get offended), for D (Dogs) I wrote, "None, but we have two
This is offensive. Not to the cats, but to me and to you. The thing is, I was trying to be funny in equating my cats to being dumb, which they both most certainly are. However, I NEVER should have used the words I used. I don't use them in real life (it's a fact folks). Plus, it made me look as if I refer to animals/people with special needs as retarded, which could not be further from the truth. The fact that this is how I made myself sound makes me cringe in a real way.
Those words, that phraseology, is not indicative of who I am or what I am or what I was raised to be. If you were reading along, enjoying yourself and then had to glance twice at the "d", then to you, I am sorry. I don't use that term flippantly (or at all) anywhere else in my life and I certainly will not begin to use it here.