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    When you wish you had not spoken at all

    What about those moments when a phrase slips from your lips and realise to your horror you should never have said that?

    Once there was a lady with one arm who was struggling to hold her purchase and open her handbag to pay at the checkout of a shop.

    I said ' Can I give you a hand ?' !!!!!:o

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    Christiaan- you've revived one of my pillow-biting moments.
    Sitting next to a woman in church, who I've always known to be blind, and offering to share my hymn book.
    Jo.
    Jo.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Christiaan, Ocean Shores View Post
      What about those moments when a phrase slips from your lips and realise to your horror you should never have said that?

      Once there was a lady with one arm who was struggling to hold her purchase and open her handbag to pay at the checkout of a shop.

      I said ' Can I give you a hand ?' !!!!!:o


      My daughter is in a wheelchair so will roll up the aisle :D

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        #4
        These moments are priceless in retrospect! It is a comfort to know that others (including Prince Philip ) are capable of it . George Bush did quite well too , but not in the same league.

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          #5
          Like another ? I was at talking to a charming Moslem lady who was visiting her family in this country for a holiday. We were both waiting in a busy shopping centre.

          As my husband arrived I said 'Goodbye , it was so nice to meet you' then added ' Happy Christmas !'

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            #6
            Originally posted by spartan, kent View Post
            My daughter is in a wheelchair so will roll up the aisle :D
            Oh Spartan , I have read your posts and I know you will be proudest father ever ! When is the wedding to be held ?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Walker, Seascale View Post
              Christiaan- you've revived one of my pillow-biting moments.
              Sitting next to a woman in church, who I've always known to be blind, and offering to share my hymn book.
              Jo.
              That is hilarious Jo ! At least she couldn't see your blushes.

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                #8
                I attended a funeral at a Crematorium and as we were all standing outside waiting for the hearse to arrive a few flurrys of snow started to fall and it was freezing. As there was a lull in the conversation I said "Never mind it will be nice and warm inside" horrified looks and a few smirks. Foot and mouth once again in perfect alignment.:oCarol

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                  #9
                  As a new, young headteacher I was interviewed by a newspaper for my views when Labour were elected in 1997 and we got a brand new Education Secretary. I waffled on and described him as a man of great 'vision'. He was David Blunkett...

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                    #10
                    Recently had to answer questions for on the telephone for an official form. The lady asked if i would mind if she asked for my ethnic origins, I said "o you know just normal ordinary british white."Whoops

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                      #11
                      we were in a Spanish Restaurant a few of us, as the waiter was standing waiting for us to order, one of the ladies said how many testicules does a squid have,embarresment all around :o

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Brian, Swinton View Post
                        we were in a Spanish Restaurant a few of us, as the waiter was standing waiting for us to order, one of the ladies said how many testicules does a squid have,embarresment all around :o
                        Is it 6 or 8 ? I can never remember :D

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Christiaan, Ocean Shores View Post
                          What about those moments when a phrase slips from your lips and realise to your horror you should never have said that?

                          Once there was a lady with one arm who was struggling to hold her purchase and open her handbag to pay at the checkout of a shop.

                          I said ' Can I give you a hand ?' !!!!!:o
                          We were looking after our grandaughters rabbit while they were away. It died suddenly. So I took it to the vets to determine the cause so I could explain to them. I said to the vet ' Sorry it's a little stiff' 5 minutes later when they had picked themselves up off the floor! It WAS natural causes.:o
                          sigpic*Carol M*

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by the mumfords, Nr. rotherham View Post
                            We were looking after our grandaughters rabbit while they were away. It died suddenly. So I took it to the vets to determine the cause so I could explain to them. I said to the vet ' Sorry it's a little stiff' 5 minutes later when they had picked themselves up off the floor! It WAS natural causes.:o
                            Nearly fell off the chair at that one.
                            Carol- on duty at church for a funeral, nice day, unlike the previous wet funeral, and I actually said it was a nice day for a funeral to one of the guests when they came in.....Don't think they noticed!- Jo.
                            Jo.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Christiaan, Ocean Shores View Post
                              What about those moments when a phrase slips from your lips and realise to your horror you should never have said that?

                              Once there was a lady with one arm who was struggling to hold her purchase and open her handbag to pay at the checkout of a shop.

                              I said ' Can I give you a hand ?' !!!!!:o
                              Before I retired I was in the mobility business, and on one occasion I was collecting a wheelchair from a persons home, when the door was opened by a gentleman using crutches, I said I had come to collect your wheelchair, and commented that he did not need to use it anymore, to which he replied " It's not mine, it was my wifes, she died last night. My apologies just did'nt seem enough at the time!!
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