I hope that you are enjoying my posts from Linda’s Just Jot it January as much as I am enjoying writing them.
Here is today’s prompt word.
Your prompt for January 11th, 2018, brought to you by the very wordy Jim Adams, is “Humiliate.” Use it any way you’d like in your post. And make sure you visit Jim at his blog, “A Unique Title for Me” to read his post and say hi! Here’s his link: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/
I would never intentionally humiliate anyone, as there is nothing worse than feeling belittled, ashamed and/or worthless, especially if it is in front of other people. I have been in several situations where I have been humiliated in front of others and it is horrible. These were mainly during my career, and in many cases, it was not personal, just part of the culture, it still made me feel terrible.
The kind of humiliation that a person deliberately inflicts on another to make an example of them, prove a point or demonstrate superiority is not acceptable. I don’t need any extra help showing myself up.
Being as clumsy as I am, can often lead to me feeling stupid and useless despite the fact that most of the time I try to laugh it off. If I break or damage something and I get yelled at, then it just makes me feel worse. Luckily, touch wood, I haven’t broken anything for a while. Oh, scratch that! I vacuumed up some of the lights we bought for this Christmas. They were the type that fell in a kind of curtain that we had put above the stairs and they looked lovely, well until I put one strand out of action, that is.
I was cross as I hate vacuuming at the best of times, but decided I wouldn’t wait for Mr Grump to do it and I would do it myself. Before I knew it the strand of lights wrapped around the vacuum very tightly before I switched it off and rescued them. It was too late though as they were broken! Mr Grump saw the funny side and teased me about it; he is well used to my ways, and often jokingly calls me a vandal when I have broken, trashed or smashed something.
Aw sis, you don’t humiliate yourself with your little accidents, you endear yourself to us just a little more every time! ❤
Thank you Sis, that is such a lovely thing to say and makes me feel a lot better about being a klutz! ??
From one klutz to another sis ??
Yes. It is rather an exclusive club, Sis! 🙂
This is a post I can empathise with Sis. So well written. Hugs ???
Thanks Sis, hugs back to you, too. ??
You’re right about “culture” – we seem to live in a culture that now values devaluing people.
Absolutely!! Sadly you are spot on. Everyone is out to cover their own arse and blame someone else, or put others down to make themselves look better.
Great treatise of the word, Judy.
I love having a fellow klutz to empathize with!
Me too, Melinda! ! 🙂
Where would the world be without a bit of clumsy, I ask? Most times, we end up having a good laugh and add on to the bucket of happy memories to relieve over and over as years go by. No humiliation there. 🙂
I get humiliated if I knock stuff over at work as I feel stupid, but I still laugh it off later or write about it on my blog!!! 🙂
I swear to you, my husband is sometimes watching me struggle for his own entertainment! Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I’d really just rather no one saw my clumsiness!
Ha.i know what you mean ☺
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