Think Before You Speak

Think Before You Speak

I was inside the lift of my apartment when the door opened, made way for this lady with her toddler sitting in the stroller. I could tell the toddler is around 1 year old, because he could only blabber a few meaningless phrases.  The minute they stepped into the lift, the toddler kept looking at me, while blabbering “papa… papa… papa…”.

Instinctively and subconsciously, the word “Yeah?” blurted out of my mouth. I could sense the lady immediately gave me this how-dare-you-pretend-to-be-my-son’s-dad look. I don’t know why I said such stupid word. Awkward. The second the door opened, I rushed out in embarrassment.

Moral of the story: think before you speak, and speak what you really think.

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