Monday, June 16, 2014

I had a bit taken off my tongue

Hit this email address and I'll get around to sending you the PDF of my quote cards on the tongue in a few days.  

(Don't want to over promise.)

You can import them to your iPhone, iPad or other thingy and click through them while you're wising to go into a meeting, go home, meet the boss, visit a difficult customer, where you might trip over your own tongue by not keeping it still.

The surgeon said ...

'You must have bitten your tongue at some time and a lump has formed. I'll take if off for you.'
'Will it hurt?', I asked, in my sad little whiny voice.
'It might be a bit sore for a couple of days.'
'OK, then.'
'I'll put you to sleep so you won't feel a thing.'

L I A R,   L I A R   P A N T S   O N   F I R E!

It hurt like all get out and I couldn't speak English for a week – or swallow, or spit or chew, and even drinking custard through a straw made me dribble down my shirt.

I told him he should change his bedside manner.
I said he should stop trying to be nice and say it how it really is. Mind you that has got me into all the trouble I've ever managed to create!

People are funny
I gave a prescription for pain killers to the woman at the pharmacy also handing her a  note saying I couldn't speak because of a tongue operation.

She wrote me a note back! I was in too much pain to laugh.

it did make me think about 140 quotes about the tongue from a few years  back.
Here are a few.

  • Proverbs 11:12 A man who lacks judgement derides his neighbour, but a man of understanding holds his tongue 
  • Proverbs 12:14 From the fruit of his lips a man is filled with good things as surely as the work of his hands reward him. 
  • Proverbs 12:18 Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. 
  • Proverbs 10:8: The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. 
  • Proverbs 12:23  A prudent man keeps his knowledge to himself, but the heart of a fool bursts out folly. 
I recommend silence, if only for a week. It makes you feel wise, sen if you're not. 

Anyway, to infinity and beyond.

Live long and prosper



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