My proclivity toward smartassness and relative my inability to keep my mouth shut often hit people with blunt force. And keeping my temper under control has always been a challenge. Picking my battles, especially with this bunch
running ruining things, tests me to the limit, but I get my fair share of shots in. Dumbfounded stares and frightened looks are routine. For friends of friends or friends of family, encountering my bluntness can be painful. I will be tested this weekend no doubt with my niece/Godchild getting married. An open bar could remove all filters. What are the odds somebody will say something stupid and set me off?
As far as that flare goes, seems like I've been waiting an eternity...
Ah, Libertas; you don't want to be the ruination of the Goddaughter's wedding. Put someone else in charge of your mouth for the duration; you'll be glad you did. Gunsmith can be counted on to run interference for mine in the most delicate of situations. Otherwise, he'll just stand by and let 'er rip.
Many have tried, few have succeeded!
I promise I won't be the ruination of the wedding. If I could make it through my Nephew's wedding without strangling anybody on her libtard side of the family I should be OK here. I think in that last wedding prey senses when the predator is near and wisely laid low.
But my clan knows I'll behave myself unless/until someone says something really dumb. And they'll know I'll only start with a gentle teasing to let the other person know I'm probing and if they dare enter the trap of their own free will then may God have mercy on their soul! If I am not too agitated yet all they have to do is say "Let me get you another drink" and lead me to the bar...
And knowing me as they do I think they know better than to screw up the seating arrangements by placing me next to known morons. Most likely I'll be seated with the old folks, that way even if I say anything nobody will hear it anyway...
But to ease your mind I'll try to be more detached. Sometimes it is better to say nothing at all. And who knows? Maybe somebody else can pick up my slack and all I have to do is chuckle!
PS for Trap - Sorry about the thread-jacking!