Know-it-All

Confession time: I have know-it-all tendencies. I know that’s going to shock so many of my friends. Heh.

Sometimes I catch myself in the middle of a recitation of my knowledge (on damned near any subject barring nuclear physics or microbiology or microeconomics or anything actually demanding years of study and education), and I’m momentarily self-chastened. That is, until the next time I feel the need to hold forth on one of my areas of expertise.

Other times I don’t realize I’ve been a complete and utter boor until around midnight when I awaken from a deep sleep to replay every asinine comment I’d made during the day. It matters not that I was correct in my assertions (well, at least I believed I was correct), but that I’d managed to hijack a conversation and made it about me.

I didn’t make any resolutions at the beginning of this new year, but if it isn’t too late I’m going to do so right now. Any time I open my mouth to insert my unsolicited opinion I’m going to take a deep breath and smile instead. If I forget to exhale, someone might want to check my pulse.

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

15 thoughts on “Know-it-All”

  1. That’s sort of been my unofficial resolution since retiring. In hindsight, I think I always a little too willing to impart with unsolicited opinions.

    Now gee, Leslie, what on earth prompted this in you? Surely you’re not influenced by that pompous man who invades our every waking moment for the last two years, I hope. 😉 – Marty

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    1. No, nothing trumpian about my resolution! My daughter texted me last night wanting a contact number for her aunt who is a hospice nurse. I gave her the number and then asked what was going on. She said she had a friend whose parent was terminally ill and they had question about when hospice care should be considered. Well, I began typing an answer—‘cause, you know I know everything—then I stopped myself, thinking that perhaps my ego had overstepped its boundaries. And I really wanted my daughter to visit with her aunt. For once, I didn’t have to be the answer person.

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  2. Gah! 😣😣😣 So much of this is so familiar to me. I made a resolution of sorts a few years ago to SELF EDIT! (My emails have gotten shorter but that’s about it). I still deal with guilt and apologies for that hijacking you mentioned and I’ve learned to just say ‘I have opinions on everything’ then save them (mostly) until I’m asked! Ouch! IT HURTS!! 😂😂😂😂😂

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