I haven't done a Totally Awkward Tuesday post in a while, but this morning was just perfect for it. To see the original lady, go to Secret Life of Tova Darling.
I had a little bit of a rough morning, couldn't quite wake up. Have you ever had one of those days where you are operating in a daze? This was my day (daze).
Before 8am, 2 co-workers and I started talking about our boss's dental issues. Somehow, we went from there to our own dental and orthodontia issues while growing up. Both of them had braces. We joked about how our teeth were still constantly shifting as we got older. One of the ladies said that her 12 year old daughter would have her braces coming off soon.
She told us that the new rules of orthodontia called for her daughter to wear her retainer well into her twenties to make up for this shifting of teeth we had been speaking of. Before I ever even thought about it for a second, I said, "Well, that should help keep her a virgin!".
Three seconds later, we all looked at each other, and I started apologizing profusely to the HR lady for the inappropriate comments I made about her 12 year old daughter, while the other lady was laughing so hard that I wondered if she was wearing a diaper to help with her peeing her pants.
As I tried to explain to the lady who wasn't the mother of the child I insulted, I have to keep a vigilant watch at all times. If I let my guard down for even one second, my brain will let my mouth say whatever it wants to at any time.
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