Monday, January 27, 2014

Am I Too Honest?!


So I have a problem. And I'm not sure if it is a good problem or or bad problem.  But I have found through the years that most people find me to be very honest. Almost maybe too honest. I am just not a fan of sugar coating things. I tell you like it is. Whether you like it or not.

The other night I was in class when one of my classmates made the comment "man you are really honest". And well yes I have to agree. I don't mind being honest, in fact I love it. Most probably think I'm being sarcastic, but usually there is some truth to what I say. 

After my classmate made the comment, I got to thinking....am I too honest for my own good? Here are some recent situations where I look back and think...should I have really said that?!

1. Straight up told my professor I forgot to get someone to check my work. And then a couple minutes later told him I really didn't spend a lot of time on my homework (I did ask if I could redo it...jokingly of course)

2. We were talking about what we would do with our clients if for some reason we were incapacitated and could not see them. One girl said she believed she was easily replaceable. My reply? "Dude I'm not replaceable at all!"

3. One of my classes takes a look at a lot of stats that have to do with research. I told my professor that everything she taught went in one ear and out the other. (To give me some credit any type of math is really hard for me. And I try but I really don't get it. I told her all of this too)

4. I will tell you if you piss me off. I told a coworker recently she was never allowed to speak for me again. Screw me over once and your done. 

5. I was getting my nails done the other night and the lady told me she wasn't really suppose to do a gel mani.  She had done my pedicure and then took me over to get my nails done.  When she started working I asked her "Should you really be doing this? I'm not paying if you mess up." (Fortunately that was complete sarcasm and she was on the same page as me.  She laughed and took a jab back at me!)

These are only a few instances when I think back on it and wonder if I really should have said what I did.  But can I be honest with you all? I love the shock value I get when I tell you the truth.  People are always stunned when I say the first thing that comes to mind.  And I love doing that.

But then when I really think about it I get sad.  Why can't more people be more honest? Why do we have to say things "politically correct"? Why are we always so afraid to offend someone with our honest opinions.  Stupid society.

Juts know if you ever need the truth I will give it to you.  And it will always (ok mostly) come from love.  There is nothing malicious about me (ok most of the time) and I would hope you would come to appreciate the fact that I tell you like it is.  If not sucks to be you.

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5 comments:

Miss Riss said...

Political correctness annoys the CRAP out of me. There's few things more annoying than political correctness. So lame! I for one, am a proponent of "honesty is the best policy," so I think as long you're not being a B about things, say whatever the heck you want girlfraaaan!! =)

Kira Bublitz said...

I am the same way, brutally honest. I totally think it's ok, because I think everyone should tell the truth. I absolutely hate when people lie, so I would be a hypocrite if I wasn't honest 100% of the time. I love some of the things you said in your examples, and think you are hilarious, but I would have probably said some of the same things too.

Jennifer Ovenshire said...

I'm pretty good at keeping my comments to myself but my husband is the complete opposite - just like you! Sometimes I worry he's going to get us in trouble but it's nice having someone speak real truth all the time too!

Nina W said...

Oh I totally am the same way, except I have to try to filter myself because if I said every single thing that came to my mind (and so often I do) then I probably would not have very many friends.

Lauren @ The Albrechts Blog said...

This is so perfectly you.