You're in luck! We've identified some of the more notable verbal blunders and determined a good solution for you really stick your foot in your mouth. No matter what accidentally slips your lips, we have a save for you.
Problem 1: Saying Exactly What You're Thinking
Problem: You say exactly what you're thinking. Yeah, everyone's done it. You find yourself rambling on about how much you can't stand the outfit Paris Hilton's wearing tonight, only to discover that you're chatting up with the designer. ...Can you say 'awkward'?
Solution: Don't take yourself or the situation so seriously. Try making a lighthearted joke or soften the blow by saying something along the line of "What do I know about fashion?"If you stuck your foot in your mouth by saying something controversial or brought up a nonparty subject like religion or politics make a comment about how you should know better than to bring up such a controversial subject! "My mother taught me better than this!" and then change the subject. Quickly.Don't backtrack because you'll just come across as insincere.
Problem 2: Gossip Girl
Problem: Gossip gets you in trouble. You've just met the man of your dreams and while you're gabbing gloriously you decide to tell him the hilarious story you heart recently about a high-profiled CEO whos been cheating on his wife with his nanny. So Jude Law right? Turns out the CEO is Mr. Rights father.
Solution: Explaining yourself will only make the situation worse. The best thing to do is sincerely apologize and mean it. Then make note of this situation for future reference and leave the gossipy tales for your bestest friend.
Problem 3: Baby Bump?
Problem: Congratulations! You squeal upon noticing Lauren's particularly plump tummy. But instead of hearing all the details of the sonogram and baby's room, you see Lauren's face turn bright red as she announces she's not preggers.
Solution: Ouch. Grovel, grovel, and then grovel some more. Mistaking plumpness for pregnancy is one of the most uncomfortable moments. Let Lauren know how stupid you feel, apologize, and get out of her sight - fast! To smooth over the sour water, consider writing a heartfelt note after the fact to apologize again.
Problem 4: Big Mouth
Problem: Carol has been planning a surprise party for her boyfriend, Marr, for the past month. You're looking forward to the big night so much that when you see Marr you blurt out Are you ready for the big party? Surprise no more.
Solution: Your can't take it back now. The car is out of the bag so you'd better buy one fabulous gift. Admit to the host your mistake and send her flowers to apologize for your gabby gaffe. And in the future? If you can't keep a secret, avoid the guest of honor in the days leading up to the bug event. That way you won't have to worry about spoiling the surprise.
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