Monday, August 24, 2009

Mouth Disease

One of my favorite movie moments comes from the film Planes, Trains and Automobiles. In this particular scene, Neal Page (Steve Martin) is talking to Del Griffith (John Candy) and says, "Here's an idea. When telling a story, have a point. It makes it so much more interesting for the listener." This brings me to my blog topic of the day: Think Before You Speak!

Words are cheap and used in excess and that should give us all the more reason to think about what we say. Random babblings, foot in mouth syndrome, bad jokes, and diarrhea of the mouth can all be a thing of the past if we work to engage our brain before engaging our mouth. Can you start a car before putting they key in the ignition? No. Thus we shouldn't let our mouth take over before we start our brain.

A popular story that circulated the Internet a couple of years ago involves a female news anchor at a network in Michigan. After the weather man had predicted a huge snowstorm that didn't come she said, "So Bob, where's that eight inches you promised me last night?"

Ladies and gentlemen, that's a wrap.


  1. Good point. I wonder if the lack of posts was caused by the engaged brains before people began to type. Hmmm.

  2. Debbie I respectfully disagree. I would have missed out on many laughs in my lifetime if that was practiced regularly.

  3. Linda, don't be such a poopy head.

    There's thinking before you speak :)

  4. I actually commented on this earlier but it got lost in cyberspace. I guess it depends on how much you care if you make a fool of yourself. Because you will be either way.