Monday, March 28, 2011

Is Your Head in the Sand?

Today's topic is... wait for it...


DENIAL

Like politicians ('I did not have sexual relations with that woman'),  my mother-in-law's  favorite method of dealing with things is to  DENY DENY DENY.

When my sister-in-law got married, my MIL threw her a brunch the next day.  She had this conversation with the host.

MIL:  Excuse me, sir.  We need more seats and place settings.

HOST:  Well, Ma'am.  You said there would be ninety guests and there are clearly more. 

MIL: No there aren't

HOST:   Well, we set 90 places and they are all taken.  So, there have to be more than 90 people in attendance.

MIL:  No. There aren't.

We all put our heads in the sand sometimes.   A little voice inside kept trying to tell me this week that my chicken story had an issue, but I kept telling that voice to shut up!

Luckily, I have a friend  who was honest enough to call me on it.

As writers, we really need to listen to that voice. Denying that there is a problem is not going to get us publishing contracts!

10 comments:

Joanne Fritz said...

I'm laughing at the thought of you telling your inner voice to shut up!

This is so true, Corey. I do this all the time.

Great post.

Susanna Leonard Hill said...

If only I could figure out a way to successfully deny my MIL!!! :)

Catherine Denton said...

Wow, I'm connecting to this post! Good for you listening to your friend (and eventually that little voice).
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Hardygirl said...

Oh NOOOOO!!! Not a problem with the chicken!

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hy said...

You should have realized that you couldn't have a
Jewish chicken eating ham sandwiches.

Lauren F. Boyd said...

I don't like when my inner voice is saying something that I don't want to hear. But usually if I listen to is, it turns out to be right.

And many thanks, Corey, for commenting on my blog! I appreciate you stopping by!

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Kelly H-Y said...

Loved your lead-in story ... too funny. And, great point! :-)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

LOL...Maybe your MIL can't add? or needs glasses?

Maybe I'm an enabler??? YIKES! Where is my inner voice?

Susanne Drazic said...

Yeah, I know about the denial thing.

So, did your MIL ever get the extra chairs and settings? LOL
: )

Melissa said...

That inner voice. Ugh. When will I ever learn to listen to it the first time where my writing is concerned? I totally get this post.