Quote from Sour Lemon
Speaking of foul language, Belinda and I were shopping at Walgreen's yesterday when I passed some biker- looking dude on his cell when he loudly said "Mo Fo!"
Forgetting for the moment that I was not at work, I sternly demanded that he watch his language. "Freedom of speech, man!" came his reply. "You do not have the freedom to be rude!" I quickly retorted.
I was at the checkout and he was behind me and nothing more was said. The biker-looking dude continued to speak lowly to his cell, I paid for my purchase and left with Belinda.
I did a knee-jerk reaction upon hearing the profanity because, while working on the psych units, I maintain appropriate behavior as much as possible. The reaction I get from confronting inappropriate behavior gives me an indication of the offenders's ability to control their behavior.
Even though I did a knee-jerk reaction with the biker-looking dude, it came out okay. I had my say, he had his, and there was no more profanity. So all's well that ends well.
As far as your bump in the road, LPN2014, I can identify. I flunked an A&P practical right before Thanksgiving Break (1988) and was "beside myself with anger and grief", which is a much more appropriate way of expressing myself rather than using profanity. I made it through the LPN-RN program despite numerous bumps in the road.
Keep on keeping on, keep your sense of humor, but lose the profanity, LPN2014.
Profanity really doesn't look good on anyone. Not even the Walgreen's biker-looking dude.
Good luck to you!