Tuesday, October 02, 2007

My name is Rashad, I am a smartass, and I need to reel it in a bit. Some degree of smartassedness (I am well aware that this isn't remotely close to a real word) is ok. Other times, it comes off as really condescending and its hurts peoples feelings, and I think both the good and bad smartass Rashad made appearances yesterday. I stepped into a check cashing spot yesterday around 5:30pm to get a roll of quarters, and after waiting in line for 20 minutes, the lady in the front said she had no quarters. I said you don't have any quarters? And she said no. I am quite sure I had an exasperated look on my face when I left, and I was on my way out of the door, when a MENSA member said to me, "You may want to try a bank", to which I responded, "You're pretty smart aren't you", and he just ignored me. Now I realize I should have just said thank you, but I also realized that he could have kept his mouth shut. We'll call that a draw. The second instance involving my smartass mouth occurred later on that night when I said something ill-advised to my ladyfriend, and that was WAY out of line. Without going into details, she said to me that she expects me to be that way with others but not with her, and she is absolutely correct. Now I am in no way going to retire my smart mouth, because there are times when its just absolutely necessary. I just need to screen them just a little better. The sad part about this, is I think I wrote an entry similar to this last year. Or maybe its just senility kicking in..

Another Part Of Me - Michael Jackson

4 comments:

Sha said...

when keeping it real goes wrong?

tia said...

what sha said.

hadassah444 said...

1 up for the ladyfriend....

LittleTortilla stays in DC said...

I'm in love with a smartass. I expect him to turn it on and off when it suits me. It makes thinks difficult at best.