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Chances are you know how easily our words can slice into others with razor sharp ease like a surgical knife. I know full well the weight of our words. And, yet, I revisit this lesson all too often.

During a trip to Chattanooga with my wife and son, we decided to go eat dinner at Olive Garden. We found where it was located and began driving to it.

Now, as it turned out, I had been needing to go to the restroom for quite a while. I had been drinking a lot of water and I just needed a bathroom break. So, as you can imagine, I was eager to make it to Olive Garden!

Only, it seemed that my lovely wife, who was driving at the time, had different plans. She didn’t drive as fast as I wanted her to. She stopped on yellow lights instead of zooming on through. She stopped in the middle of the road and let others get in line in front of us.

I mean, here I was in pain and she decided to try out for the Courteous Driver of the Year award. You’d have thought I was a representative from Geico riding along to see how safe her driving was for an insurance quote or something. :-)

Anyway, we got to the Olive Garden parking lot and she, for whatever reason, just drove right on by it - which meant we’d have to drive all the way around this crazy divided road and turn around to come back.

And, I started griping. “Why did you miss the turn? I’ve gotta go to the restroom. Bad. Help me out here.”

Well, Paula didn’t say anything, but little 4-year old Jacob Andrew Brown did. He yelled out, “Daddy, I heard you say mean words.”

It really caught me off guard. That once again my tongue had gotten the better of me. And I had cut someone I love. And others had watched on as I did.

Let me tell you, he was exactly right in what he said. I had used mean words.

I turned to my sweet, courteous driving wife :-) and said, “Honey, I’m sorry about that. I was wrong.” Jacob clapped his hands and smiled, Paula smiled and I smiled once I made it to the Olive Garden restroom. :-)

One of the biggest destroyers of relationships, marriages, ministries, testimonies, and churches is this untamable thing we call the tongue. One of the largest contributors to arguments, bitterness, resentment, ill will, and conflict is the tongue.

Proverbs 21:23 says, “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” And when we don’t learn to hold our tongues, we invite troubles into our lives.

We need to be careful that we use our words to build up instead of tear down, make peace instead of disrupt it, and speak the truth in love instead of wield our words like a weapon wrought with bad attitudes and bad motives.

He may never say it aloud, but I hope from this day forward Jacob can say in his heart of me, "Daddy, I heard you say NICE words."

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Uhm..What were the mean words?? "Why did you miss the turn? Bad. Why don't you help me out here" are mean words?

BTW-I didn't know you and Barbara have a son named Jacob? [Confused]

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Maybe Paula's just getting back at Dad for all the times he wouldn't pull over so *she* could pee.

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quote:
Originally posted by TheBobo:
Uhm..What were the mean words??

I think this was a G-rated version of the REAL incident. I think the father said something more like, "Why did you f**king miss the f**king turn? I’ve gotta p**s. S**t! Get your f**king head out of your f**king a**..."

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quote:
Originally posted by TheBobo:
BTW-I didn't know you and Barbara have a son named Jacob? [Confused]

The whole point of the glurge gallery is to post glurge that you receive.

snopes didn't write this, he received it.

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quote:
posted by TheBobo
BTW-I didn't know you and Barbara have a son named Jacob? [Confused]

I didn't know Barbara's name was Paula, either [fish]

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Why do I think this came out of a Promise Keeper's handbook?

Ok, let's see...

Latent sexism: Check
Little child who's wisdom surpasses mummy and dads?: Check
Focus on the "male" urge for violence?: Check
Timid, quiet, submissive mum?: Check
100% BullNFBSK (to copy David Cross): Check

Yup, must be from Promise Keepers.

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Well, Paula didn’t say anything, but little 4-year old Jacob Andrew Brown did
Besides, who refers to their own child this way when they are telling a story to others?

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It could be not the actual words, but his tone of voice. I've had small kids reprimand me, not because of "dirty words" but because of "angry voice"

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Well, frankly, any spouse who just drives right pass the Olive Garden or other pre agreed upon pit stop for no apparent reason when his or her spouse's back teeth are floating deserves a few choice words. That's beyond inconsiderate, it's abusive!!! For some of us!

snap "I don't have a terribly big bladder and am prone to infections" dragonfly.

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So, as you can imagine, I was eager to make it to Olive Garden!

Actually, I don't think anything could be more unimaginable than that. A trash dumpster would be a better place to p**s or eat.

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So, as you can imagine, I was eager to make it to Olive Garden!

Actually, I don't think anything could be more unimaginable than that. A trash dumpster would be a better place to p**s or eat.

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So, as you can imagine, I was eager to make it to Olive Garden!

Actually, I don't think that there could be anything more unimaginable. I mean, Olive Garden? A trash dumpster would be a better place to p**s or eat.

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Nero, I'm gonna need you to slow down on the posts a little bit, sweetie.
[Wink]

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What's so bad about The Olove Garden? I've never been there.
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I personally really like the Olive Garden. I eat there pretty frequently and used to work there. Would you mind sharing why it's "dumpster comparative", Nero?

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What was up with all the smilies? They weren't regular smilies either, like so [Smile] but nose smilies. :-) Each time he used one, it seemed he was suppressing the homicidal urge to take both Paula and little Jacob out in one fell swoop.

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Proverbs 21:23 says, “Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from troubles.” And when we don’t learn to hold our tongues, we invite troubles into our lives.
Seems to me that holding your tongue and fuming, instead of telling your wife that you need a restroom, is where the troubles started in the first place. Perhaps if you clued her in, sweetums, she would've pulled over to a gas station or something?

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Oh My Gawd!He used the R Word!And the B word!Such profanity should be in the NFBSK section!

The husband's stupid for not telling her he needed a pit-stop earlier and the kid and wife need to toughen up cause there's so many worse things to say.

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[lol] Wow...Who pissed in your cornflakes this morning?

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I'd have pissed in the water bottle. That would have shown her!!

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[lol]

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black roses, I've always thought that Olive Garden is horrible; comparing it to a dumpster was just an exaggeration of course.

Sorry about the multiple posts btw.

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i've been trying to write a proper post here, but i can't because i have chattanooga bloody choo choo in my head. stupid glurge.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:

During a trip to Chattanooga with my wife and son, we decided to go eat dinner at Olive Garden. We found where it was located and began driving to it.

Hey, if you go the way of irrelevant detail, make sure to go all the way. Where's the description of climbing in the car, turning ignition on, etc.?

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And, I started griping. “Why did you miss the turn? I’ve gotta go to the restroom. Bad. Help me out here.”

Well, Paula didn’t say anything, but little 4-year old Jacob Andrew Brown did. He yelled out, “Daddy, I heard you say mean words.”

So I turned to him and said. "You're f****** right I did you little s***! I need a f****** p*** you w*****. Now shut the f*** up or I'll shoot your puppy. By the way, you were an accident. We never wanted you"

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Nice idea to also name your child in full in an emailed glurge.

I also reckon that he needed to pee because of all the beer he had been drinking (water my ass!). That's why he wasn't driving in the first place.

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And the winner of the Most Appropriate Name to Post On This Thread is . . . .

Drainfluid. [lol]

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Anyone else catch the symbolism of the "Olive Garden"

It's an allusion to the garden of eden, as well as the olive branch after the flood. The garden of eden reference shows the betrayal of womankind (i.e. the woman won't stop for the man to go pee), and the olive branch shows that there is hope for both the marriage, and ultimately for the man's bladder.

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Well, Paula didn’t say anything, but little 4-year old Jacob Andrew Brown did. He yelled out, “Daddy, I heard you say mean words.”
At which I turned around and said, "Aw, how cute. My son's an obnoxious do-gooder.

"Son, we have something to tell you: mommy and daddy are getting a divorce. And it's entirely your fault."

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quote:
Originally posted by Jera:
Anyone else catch the symbolism of the "Olive Garden"

It's an allusion to the garden of eden, as well as the olive branch after the flood. The garden of eden reference shows the betrayal of womankind (i.e. the woman won't stop for the man to go pee), and the olive branch shows that there is hope for both the marriage, and ultimately for the man's bladder.

I thought an Olive Garden was the end to a perverted grade school Popeye joke.  -

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quote:
Anyone else catch the symbolism of the "Olive Garden"

It's an allusion to the garden of eden, as well as the olive branch after the flood. The garden of eden reference shows the betrayal of womankind (i.e. the woman won't stop for the man to go pee), and the olive branch shows that there is hope for both the marriage, and ultimately for the man's bladder.

Uhh...I think you're stretching a bit here, m'dear. I mean....maybe, but I think that's giving the writer just a *little* too much credit.

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quote:
Originally posted by snopes:
Chances are you know how easily our words can slice into others with razor sharp ease like a surgical knife.

And chances are you know how easily metaphors can be thoroughly mangled. Because I know I can't think of a better way to shave than with a scalpel, and what better surgical blade is there than a straight razor..?

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