You know how when someone is alwasy dropping things, especially if they’re not small, they get the nickname “Butter Fingers“? Well, what do you call someone who’s always letting things “slip” at the wrong time, to the wrong person, or even just at all? I call these people Butter Mouths because it’s not just little things the let “slip”, but important things, or private matters. And while it’s easy to forgive someone who’s a Blabber Mouth and just talks and talks, how do you deal with someone who just has no discretion at all as to what is appropriate to say, and to whom?
What’s the difference between a Blabber Mouth and a Butter Mouth? Well, a Blabber Mouth is someone who talks and talks and talks, about anything, regardless of importance and as long as someone is listening, they’ll talk. They don’t apologize for talking so much because they don’t realize they’re doing it. Think of a young child who’s excited to see his parents after being away at camp. “BLAH BLAH BLAH and then! BLAH BLAH! Guess what else! BLAH!…”It’s innocent.
Now, a Butter Mouth is someone who should know better. The Butter Mouth will listen to your secrets, or they’ll even be in on a scheme for, say, a surprise birthday party, and just let it slip out to the person it’s for or the person you don’t want to know your secret. They’ll usually follow with an apology that seems sincere, but continue to do it again. Now this is different from some malicious act, because they aren’t looking to find secrets. It just happens. Sometimes they’ll even say some of the most socially inacceptable things and embarrass the hell out of you. Take for example, those TV moms who blurt our their kid’s embarrassing characteristics in front of their dates. ::CRINGE::
So How do you tell someone who’s a Butter Mouth that they need to stop letting things slip all the time. How do you tell someone to gain a sense of discretion? Is it even possible, since discretion in a way is a by-product of maturity? Hmmm…..
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