It’s bad enough when I say something out loud that is offensive. Doing it via text, that’s even worse.
At least in person I can do some damage control and try to clean it up or try to play it off as a misunderstanding.
Today I sent a text, saying something less than tactful about someone. As cold and callous as I can be.
The text was meant for my significant other. I was complaining about my current situation involving a person I was with. I was basically counting down the hours I had left to spend at work with them and making light of this person’s issues. I was wanting to just go home.
Unfortunately I sent the text to this person’s family member instead. Their mother no less.
I cannot even begin to explain the guilt and embarrassment I felt.
How do I fix this one? I did apologize, but there is really no way to excuse or explain it away.
I just have to be nicer…or more careful.