So I was driving around with my kid today and I declared to him, "I think I'm going to try to stop using bad words." I got a resounding, "uh-huh" from him. Gotta love a vote of confidence. But really, I don't say bad words terribly often, and I always, always use them appropriately. I'm just finding that they're not as effective as I once thought they were, though I still find the use of them to be quite therapeutic. Hey, maybe I need to come up with a new behavior to replace my language issue. You know, like gum chewing for smoking cigarettes. Hmmmmm....
I could do the old standards, put a rubber band on my wrist and snap it hard every time I make a poor choice of utterances. Or I could have a jar on the counter where I have to put some money in every time I spout off. I don't think I would follow through with either of those, though, as I'm not into self injury and I'm really tight with a buck. I think it'll have to be something that I don't really want to do, but also something I don't totally mind doing, and something I'll definitely benefit from. OK, here's the deal. Every time I use profanity (and get caught), I'll drop and give ya 10 (don't even think about suggesting 50!). And ya know what? I bet it'll be so effective that the next time you see me you'll say, "Check out the effin' guns on that chick!!!"
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