A couple of years ago, I was in an elevator going from the third floor to the ground floor. A young woman stepped onto the elevator and the doors closed.
I looked over at the woman, and just to make friendly conversation, I asked her, “When is your baby going to be born?”
Her answer? “I’m not pregnant.”
This is a perfect example of a time that I put my foot in my mouth. No, of course I didn’t literally stick my foot and toes into my mouth (I’m not nearly that flexible). It simply means that I said something that shouldn’t have been said — I made a mistake!
When was the last time YOU put your foot in your mouth?
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