Ever had to EAT your own words?

India
January 14, 2009 8:08am CST
Happened to me more than once in fact!! It was just another occasion when I had a get-together with my friends. We usually used to take a weekend from every month to hangout in our favourite coffee shop. As a rule, we used to fix the time as 5 pm every saturday. Well, there used to be only one person arriving there at 5 pm and that was me. All the time!! Two of my friends would arrive after 15 - 20 minutes and the rest would always be atleast 30 minutes late minimum. I always reached there one time and had to wait like a fool. So once i gave my friends an hour long lecture about the merits of punctuality. I told them that they were being very inconsiderate about my TIME and that they should come early,otherwise i would stop coming for the get-together. As luck would have it, i was the one late(for the 1st time in my life!!) for the meeting and my friends lost no time making me eat my own words... Of all the days i had to be caught up in a traffic jam!!! So any of you ever had to eat your own words??
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
15 Jan 09
oh geez...anytime I try to defend myself i get shot down. There is no defense ...no excuse. I don't even try any more. Instead I have over time learned to be a bit more tolerant of the other side.
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• United States
20 Jan 09
Sure. My kids are grown now but the still love it when they catch me in a fopah and I have to eat my own words.
@Yori88 (1468)
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
Yes that happened to me many times. But what really made me ate my words was when I told myself that I will not get pregnant early and maintain my figure for a long time. I told myself before that I will only get pregnant when I reach 28-30 years old. But to my surprise I met the man of my life at 21 and then I got pregnant a year after. So now I still could not believe that this is real. But luckily, I never had a single regret because I am still healthy and my body is almost the same with my figure before. You are lucky enough because you just had a minor reason when you said you ate your words when you were late. But me it totally changed my life from being single to a happy mom & wife. Anyway we may all ate our words but it is not always a mistake to say promises. The fulfillment of them lies to what our decisions are. We decide on things because human wants' changes. And some promises are broken because it is out of our control just like what happened to you.