The Day I Said a Bad Word

There are two things y’all need to know about me.

First, I don’t use much bad language.  I’ve seen all the meme’s:

People who curse at Did That Just Happen Blog

But I’m from the school of thought that is more:

Intelligent people do not use profanity at Did That Just Happen Blog

(and the “-Me” credited in that quote is not Me, I found that on the internet and couldn’t track it back to the original source!  If you said this, let me know!)

And the second thing you need to know about me is:

I keep your number in my phone so I know not to answer at Did That Just Happen Blog

Yes, I’m that person!

Now that you know these two things… let me tell you how they relate.  And if foul language offends you, well, you shouldn’t have clicked on this blog when it is clearly about a day I said a bad word!


The other day I got a text from my buddy, Bert.

Bad Word Day

So, that happened. My phone betrayed me.  It accidentally Face Time’d my Ex.

And I said a really bad word!!

And while I’m saying all the bad words in my head, I am sending my Ex a text and literally it says

“Sorry, I didn’t mean to call you, I was asking Siri to beatbox for me!”

Because that doesn’t sound fake AT ALL!!! 

But, he called, and I answered, and I kid you not, told me all about his day – like it hadn’t been years since we had talked!  Like it hadn’t been years since we had talked and he had said he was going to call.  And never did!

Okay, so this is my Ex from a long time ago, and while we weren’t together long, it was an intense relationship, and while I had the utmost respect for him, he and I both will admit that towards the end, well, we were young, tempers were strong.

For the most part, it’s been fine.  We work in the same industry but not in the same State (most of the time) and while we have run into each other at functions, it is rare.

And let me tell you, I swear I could be a secret agent, I am awesome at ducking and eluding capture!!

At least, I am, until my phone decides to betray me!!!! 

Back to the story.  My phone betrayed me.  I talked to my Ex.

For like an hour.

He wants to mend our relationship.

Not get back together, I was able to determine that in that phone call, but just to mend our relationship.

Dean Winchester says no at Did That Just Happen blog

I know that inside my head I was reacting like Dean Winchester – “no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. No, no no.  No, no. No”

What came out was “Sure, uh, let me process all this, but I can be open to it”

So that just happened.  And so far I’ve been really grown up about it.  A few friends that I’ve talked to have commented at how grown up I’ve been and how I’ve been handling it so very well, really mature about the whole thing actually.

I changed the ring tone for my Ex to dogs barking… cause he could still be a dog!

But no one needs to know that!!! 🙂




56 thoughts on “The Day I Said a Bad Word

  1. Kate! I know I am so busy that I only check out your posts in one go once or twice a month. I hope you forgive me. But I sooooo enjoy your humor even at times of frustration like this post. I am laughing off my chair! So hilarious when you said you kept the number in your phone so that you know when NOT to pick up!! Sooo true! A dog’s bark is so apt ring tone but most likely if it starts barking, it will heighten your nervousness to hear what’s next on how his day is again!
    We are all here for you! 🙂

    • I never mind when you have the time to read, I just appreciate when you can make the time to stop by! 🙂 And thank you – it’s so good to hear that you are there for me!! The best part is, since he just hasn’t really made an effort, I think I’ve only heard the dogs barking, like twice!! 😀

  2. OMG your life is sooooooooo much more interesting than mine! Bahahaha! I was already laughing my ass off but when I read the text from your friend back to you “why does he think you give a shit about his day” I died!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. I don’t answer my phone either. If the vm sounds legit enough I’ll call back, but otherwise NOPE! LOL 🙂

  3. Saving My Belly Button Ring says:

    I cuss like a sailor. Not proud, just do. But YOU dropping the f bomb, OMG that was funny!!! Sorry about the rest, but thanks for the really big smile.

  4. Love your grown up solution to sneak in some teenage behavior with the choice of a ring tone 😀😁😂😃😄 apart from that: proof that modern technology is increases the interaction…..???!

  5. I literally just asked Siri to beat ox for me. All she said: cats and boots, cats and boots, cats and boots.
    OMG I love you so much, thanks for making my day. And sorry about calling your ex.

  6. Bootsandcatsandbootsandcats.
    Yes, I had to try it. I must admit that I am foul-mouthed. I’m not (necessarily) proud of that, but it is a part of me. I know other words, I use them in the proper environments, but the old, crusty, rougharoundtheedges raisedwithwolvemarriedtoasailor part of me is a very real part. Sometimes, I believe that I live 2 lives; the life that is well spoken and polite, and the life that knows the value of a well placed effbomb. It’s really about 50/50.
    In my opinion, your situation deserved more than you allowed it, so the fuckyougave was within bounds. I’m proud that you didn’t vomit, and think you deserve a medal!

    You bring joy to my life!

    • hahahaha, I’m kinda not surprised at that revelation!! Thanks, I’m super proud I didn’t vomit either!! I’m not kidding, as he was telling me about a bar owner that approached him to do karaoke, I remember thinking that I can’t throw up cause it’s my own carpet!!
      You killed me with catsandbootsandcatsandboots!! About once every couple of weeks I’ve asked Siri to do it again, and I giggle each time! 😀

  7. Only you. I swear I’m cracking up. Just cause well, you know it’s kind of a funny story and I love the way you tell us about it. I can’t even believe it but then again for as long as I have read your life stories…I kind of can believe it. And I not much of a cusser either but I may have let a few go had I done what you did and he actually responded back so quick.

    • How it happened was 100% true – I did change a few details about him and I to protect identity, but Traci, I could not have made that up if I tried! All of the sudden my phone was Face Timing him and I was hitting the red hang up button 500x per second! LOL… and then he was Face Timing me back and I hit decline and shot of a text to him faster than I’ve ever done!

      I’m telling you – I was there and I don’t always believe that it could happen like that!! LOL

    • Oh no! I knew it would be bad, but didn’t realize it was that bad Dean!! I am so sorry, you have been through so much to get to this point!!! I’d probably be saying a lot of bad words, too!! 😦

      And thanks, currently Siri is turned back on, cause I don’t want to make that mistake again! I hope to turn her off soon! LOL

    • Travis cracked me up a few years ago, talking about how much the kids at school curse, and he goes “they should go read a dictionary!!” I giggled, cause I know I have said that before! There are always more imaginative words, but yeah, when it slips, there is a reason for it, isn’t there!!!

  8. Holly says:

    The tone for my ex was the chorus of “Hair of the Dog” by Nazareth (don’t know it…pretty much it’s “now your’re messing with a…a son of a B****). I didn’t have my phone off and it starting ringing with that in the middle of a work meeting. Fun times.

  9. first of all, I was laughing that someone thought a good use of your energy would be to ask Siri to beatbox for you 🙂 which then devolves into a request for an ex- to facetime you! How does that happen, seriously?
    Honestly, it is one of those moments that if I saw it in a sitcom, I would be like “Well, that is sitcom writing for you, always taking an event and creating something that would never happen in real life.” I am not saying your life is a sitcom, Kate, really, I am not 🙂

    p.s. I so had to chuckle that he just starts telling about his day as if years have not gone by…

    • Bert and I were laughing (a few days later) that from now on, when things aren’t working out like they should, we shall type “bootsandcatandbootsandcats” (which if you haven’t asked Siri to beatbox for you yet – go do it!!)

      and yeah, it was one of those moments that even as I tell the story, I can’t believe it actually happened… I have to constantly repeat “I’m not kidding, this actually happened!!” 🙂

  10. Oh my, I started laughing so hard as I read this. Partly because of the situation and partly because I had to stop and ask Siri to beatbox. Sorry you had to deal with that awkward situation! I probably would have answered the phone in Spanish and tried to play dumb!

  11. Oh Kate, I know this isn’t funny, like when it was happening, but wow, modern tech sure can get us into trouble! Thank you for sharing the betrayal with us and girl, you don’t need to process, but great line. All the best, sweetie and love Dean – he’s right, no no no no no no no no no!!! 😉

      • I really can’t even imagine, I almost choked when I first read it and then honestly, I thought of a few of my exs I wouldn’t want to have this happen with…you were very brave, Kate, I don’t know if I would have had the presence of mind. Big hugs. xo

  12. Siri tries but often sends my mother the wrong message, or has called the wrong person for me too. I’ve stopped using her. Hope he gets the hint before you lose your cool.

  13. OMG! This post has me literally laughing outloud… like tears in my eyes laughing outloud!! I can’t stop laughing at this: Sorry, I didn’t mean to call you, I was asking Siri to beatbox for me!

    I don’t mind the language… I love a girl who can drop the f-bomb and mean it!

    • Oh, I meant it!! I have never meant it more in my life!! LOL!
      And right?!? How stupid did I sound with the whole beat box thing – but it was the honest truth!!!
      I’m telling you, nothing more could have gone wrong in those two minutes!!! It was insane!!

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