Ever really listen to your inner voice? You know, that imaginary thought bubble no one else can see? Good thing, eh? It’s especially good that most of us have the self control to not utter these thoughts out loud – or worse, act on them.
It dawned on me today that my thoughts and outward actions are polar opposites. No wonder my hair’s turned white!
Here’s what I mean – standing in line behind an elderly woman, fishing through her purse for change – my thoughts…
(Are you freakin’ kidding me? You counted the same dime 3 times already! Hurry up…not everyone is retired, you know!)
Of course, it played out pretty differently – she turns and sees the growing line of impatient customers and apologizes for being slow. I say ‘No worries, take your time’.
You get the picture. I’m sure hoping that my little thought bubbles are Kevlar strength, otherwise I’m pretty sure my tires would be slashed and I’d get egged all the way home.
But what if they leaked a bit? What if every once in a while, people actually heard what you were thinking? Yikes!!
Does anyone know for sure that our thoughts are fully protected from escape? I mean, there isn’t any kind of written guarantee, is there? Do they wear out over time?
Maybe that’s what happens when people get old and just say whatever they think. It’s not that they don’t care any more, maybe they just wore out their thought bubbles, and now everything just kind of spills out of them like a leaky faucet. Heck, it’s not just the thoughts that leak when you get old…okay, a little off topic there.
Maybe we need to test them once in a while – like you’d test your brakes before driving down the side of a mountain……’cause death will occur in either instance if something fails.
Okay, here goes: ‘I’m thinking of a bacon cheeseburger.’ “Honey, are you hungry?”
“Maybe“, she’d answer. “How about a nice garden salad?”
“A salad? Sure you don’t want anything else?”
“Can’t think of anything else I’d like”
All clear! No thoughts leaked out…let’s try something a little more daring:
‘Those new pants make you look fat’. “What are you wearing tonight?”
“Those new pants. You like them on me, right?”
Yup – super-strong bubbles! No chance of leaks tonight!
Gotta love a sturdy thought bubble. Tested and approved…now if I could just get my eyes to not sell me out.