I know you'll find this hard to believe but The Mistress can be critical.
I think we all agree that a little snark is a wonderful thing. But what if your attitude is petty or just plain wrong?
Allow me to give you an example.
Location: The express lane of a grocery store.
The Mistress notices that the customer in front of her has at least THIRTY items in her shopping cart. The express lane limit is TEN items.
The following brief conversation ensues:
The Mistress: (snarkily) It looks like this express lane is no longer limited to 10 or fewer items. Did they forget to change the signage?
Customer: None of the other lanes were open so this cashier said I could use the express lane.
Embarrassed by her faux pas, The Mistress feigns interest in a sale in the
It was early in the morning, there were few shoppers in the store, and the cashier was being kind by offering express lane services to the customer. Had The Mistress not jumped to the conclusion that the customer was trying to pull a fast one by sneaking into the express lane with a full cart, she could have saved herself embarrassment.
The above scenario illustrates The Mistress's tendency to open her mouth before thinking through a situation.
The Mistress has been trying to be less critical of others (with the exception of striking down anyone wearing Crocs) but unfortunately, instead of improving, she's getting worse! The more she tries to hold her tongue, the more she can't resist opening her mouth and saying something she may regret.
How can The Mistress be more tactful in situations of all sorts? Your suggestions are welcome.