Homer's Travels: Consider Myself Smacked

Monday, September 29, 2008

Consider Myself Smacked

I like to think that I have a pretty good sense of humor.  I like making people smile, smirk, and laugh and I try to do this in my posts whenever I can.  Unfortunately I have a tendency to go a little (or in some cases a lot) too far.  It is a fine line between funny and mean spirited and I sometimes cross that line.  I think my filter, the one that most people have that tells them to keep your mouth shut, is a little leaky.  My mouth, and now my posting, has gotten me in trouble before.  My last two posts are cases in point.
My last hiking post had a paragraph about the Aeroplane Inn in Honey Creek, IA.  Looking back I said some pretty nasty things about a person and a place that I really had no right to say.  I was called out on the mat by a commenter and, since he/she was right,  I removed the offending words and apologized.  I just wish I'd done this before I'd posted.
The second instance was from my Walnut/Speeding Ticket post.  I implied that I'd got the ticket because of the Wife.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  While I did worry about missing the kick off of the Wife's game, she repeatedly and cleared told me that she wasn't worried about missing it and that it didn't really matter.  Didn't stop me from speeding and getting the ticket, events that were totally of my doing.
As an explanation, but not an excuse, I composed both of these posts after I'd got my ticket.  I was not in the best of moods and unfortunately I let this skew my judgment and writing.  Next time I should cool off before I write.  My sincerest apologises to both the Aeroplane Inn, its proprietor, and the Wife.


  1. I'm just as guilty, posting when I'm not in the best of moods. I consider myself smacked as well!

    My first husband and I got a ticket in Western Nebraska. The NHP made us drive back into town and watched us put a check into the mailbox. That was erie!

  2. Well, in that case, I totally applaud the wife for giggling while you were getting the ticket!

  3. Dobegil: The wife was worried that she would have to bail me out of jail - she was just kidding though. I bet you had California plates.

    GH: Thanks ... I think?!?

  4. It was hilarious because he speeds a lot and he finally got busted, but on a country road?! That's sort of lame. I encouraged him to run thinking we were still in California and could garner some t.v. coverage, but in Iowa and Nebraska, I think they chase you for a short time and then just shoot you, so we just decided to pull over.

  5. HD - worst than CA plates, we had NV plates!

    Wife - LOL

  6. I didn't think it had been such a big deal. After all, as Geekhiker has already mentioned, "The wife" was giggling. To me, it was proof that she wasn't behind your speeding ticket.

  7. Wife: I don't need the attention ... or the bullet holes.

    Dobegil: :-O

    Gany: True but some readers accused me of blaming the Wife. I'm just trying to set the record straight.