Today, I had the opportunity to introduce a fellow Worship Leader conrad, Colby Martin, to the beauty of Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt. We walked in and it was totally slow in the store and we started the venture of tasting the flavors we wanted to try. It was just us and the helper behind the counter. After a second round of tastes, I turned around to notice a middle-aged woman that was behind us in line. She was a young grandmother/empty nester kind of demographic and just a tiny bit on the portly side. She stood with the posture that ‘she knew what she wanted’.
Being the nice guy that I am; I wanted to let her go ahead and get what she already knew she was getting, since Colby and I were still undecided. This was the moment of words coming out that I had not planned to furnish ‘the way the came out’.
I looked back at the lady and, very graciously, said, ‘Do you know what you want?’ To which she quickly answered, ‘Yes! To which I said, without meaning it the way that it hit, ‘Ahhh, YOU LOOK LIKE A REGULAR HERE!’
She stared back at me with an amused and mildly offended face, as she politely nudged me in the shoulder when she stepped forward to make her order, and said ‘HEEYYY!’
It was in THAT moment that I could not take back my words. I FELT HORRIBLE while trying to think quickly on my feet, but, the damage had been done…the words had been said. Oh, what i would give to get those words back and out in a different way.
Do you have any stories like this one? Post a comment with your story. This is my day, this is me, as human as they come.
P.S. – to the woman I said that to, if you’re reading this, it was not my intention to have my words come out that way. I was just trying to let you go first! HONEST!! I’m sorry. HA!