I opened my big fat mouth in class the other night and felt like a complete idiot. I’m not sure if you guys know I’m in grad school at Georgia State. I’m getting my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Well, I went to class last Thursday night with a terrible attitude. I was sleep deprived, hungry and seriously aggravated. I just didn’t want to be there. I wanted to be at home in bed. But since it was the last scheduled class of the semester, I figured it was in my best interest to make an appearance.
We were discussing some aspect of the role of a public school principal. I wasn’t really paying attention. I was updating my Facebook status and instant messaging with my classmate (who was sitting right beside me). Anyway, my focus was on a million things besides the topic of discussion. But for some reason- I guess I was trying to sound smart or something-I input my two cents at the absolutely wrong time.
My comment was so stupid and asinine that my professor stood up from her seat and glared at me like I was turning into a big ball of slime. She said “No, absolutely not”. Damn. I don’t even remember what I said. It was something about how new teachers have to prove themselves in a school setting. Hell, I didn’t even believe the comment when I was making it. I just wanted to say something to cover up the fact that I was on Facebook.
Well, it certainly backfired and as Dr. Berry read me my rights in front of about 15 classmates, I shriveled up into a ball and exploded into a million pieces. For the remainder of the class, I had to hold back my tears and pretend not to be embarrassed. I was pissed at myself because so often I make dumb ass, unnecessary comments.
Needless to say my lips were sealed over the course of those remaining 2 hours. I made eye contact with no one, logged off of Facebook and started quietly singing “What a Friend We Have in Jesus”.
Have you ever had a brain fart and made a stupid comment? How did you handle the situation?