Monday, March 28, 2011

Is Your Head in the Sand?

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


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!


Joanne R. 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!


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!

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?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I know about the denial thing.

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

Unknown 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.