Warning labels

January 6, 2017

truth-toldSuppose we all had to wear a warning label.

Mine would say:  She tells the truth. Aloud.

That’s right. Truth told here.

I just don’t like the hedging, the little untruths, the massive lies. Do. Not. Like. Them.

And here’s another thing: If you tell the truth, you never have to remember your story. Because there’s only one.

Plus, I am a TERRIBLE liar.  You can read it all over my face.

So for my whole life, I have always and will continue to call it the way I see it, unless it hurts someone. In which case I might do something entirely different. But still.

My warning label would flash She tells the truth.

What would yours say?





33 comments on “Warning labels
  1. Donna says:

    My warning label would be “she doesn’t suffer fools”. But my tactic has changed. I no longer care. It used to be I had to right, and if I encountered someone I perceived as wrong I had to come to their rescue and right that wrong. But the bitch of it all is we operate on our history. There are certain things I know to be true (thank you Oprah) that others find anathema. So my truth looks different from someone else’s. Point of view, background, personal history, and just DNA make us different, and that, as it turns out, is a very good thing. It’s a good thing for flavors of ice cream, authors of books…..being different is the spice of life. But each difference is our truth….however if we are authentic in our truth we help the planet and generally piss no one off.

  2. Mine and yours would be so close. My friends say they come to me for honesty. So if you look fat in those pants, I will say it in a very diplomatic way…but I’m still going to tell you not to wear those pants. So, yes…honesty is the best policy, because then you always remember what you said and why you said it!

  3. “Don’t poke the bear!”

  4. Barbara says:

    I don’t suffer fools.

  5. Roz Warren says:

    Brilliant! Mine would probably say IF YOU BREAK MY HEART I WILL WRITE ABOUT YOU

  6. Mine would say “Caution: Mouth moves faster than brain”. HAHAHA I always say things and wish I could take them back.

  7. Amber Myers says:

    Ha, love this.

    Mine would actually say the same. I can be quite blunt. Or mine would say, “Is mean without caffeine.”

  8. Mine? “I’m a redhead for a reason” Need to be truthful so as not to inflame the temper, LOL!

  9. This was probably my hardest lesson as a kid…and now I’m at a point that I cannot lie. I’m super blunt, and my husband says at times I can come off as cold. I don’t meant to really, it’s years of my mother’s “conditioning” that has made me more honest than at many times necessary.

  10. Diane says:

    Mine? “I won’t hurt you.”

  11. I’m with you on this one. I hate liars.

  12. MilicA says:

    Since you already took mine warning label 😀 I will have to think of something else. 🙂 Maybe “My life is a blonde moment”. Lol

  13. Elizabeth says:

    I’m much the same. I don’t have a good enough memory to recall what what said to whom, so I try to tell the truth. I sometimes omit information, and sometimes I reveal too much, but I always tell the truth.

  14. Carrie says:

    Mine would be… Don’t talk to me until I have had coffee! I must have my coffee in the morning or I can be mean and pissy. Once I have had my coffee then you can approach me. I love the idea of reading about everyones Warning Labels.

  15. Shannon says:

    Warning: “liars beware”

  16. I recently got a new one. For years my label would have said, “Bends over backwards to please others.” Or more simply, “Doormat. Stomp Feet Here.” People-pleasing left me with a lot of sore feelings and resentments over the years, along with a ton of self-doubt. It turns out, when your sole purpose is pleasing others, they only become harder and harder to please – so I’ve learned to put myself FIRST more often and not spend so much effort neglecting my own care. I imagine now my label would be one of those holographic ones … Depending on how you look at it, it will say either, “Finally Healing,” or “No F*cks Given.”

  17. donna says:

    Wow!!! so many great ones. My warning label is what is that crazy woman up to now…..I love to laugh and keep people on their toes…..life is serious enough…I like to keep them laughing

  18. I love it. Mine would say “Not today” lol

  19. Heidi says:

    That’s a tough one. I have no idea what my warning label would say! I like yours, though.

  20. Rose says:

    Approach with caution. Either I will over talk or make you laugh.

  21. Mine would be Don’t talk to me before my coffee! LOL!

  22. Carol, at the risk of seeming a copy cat, that would be mine as well. 🙂

  23. I love the thoughts here, good one Carol. I think mine would be – I always have an honest opinion, still learning when to share it or not.

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  24. Elizabeth O. says:

    I would rather have honesty than lies. Seriously, the world is full of false things as it is and we could use a little honesty, a little “real”, a little more respect for each other to say the truth. I like your label, you’re the kind of person that’s worth having as a friend.

  25. Shane says:

    I am the exact same way! Would be my perfect labeling.

  26. Our Family World says:

    It matches well with “integrity” and that’s the ultimate form of honesty to me. No matter how we all say that sometimes lying is necessary, there’s really no way for it to look and sound good.

  27. Mine would definitely say, “Warning – may explode under pressure”!

  28. Lisa Rios says:

    Your warning label is pretty much perfect and close to mine as telling the truth is what keeps me in peace anytime. The other one at my end would be ‘I am what I am’!

  29. Chrissy says:

    I’m with you on this one. I can’t lie and keep that poker face so I just don’t lie lol

  30. That is definitely the way to be. I’m such a bad liar as well but even ifI was a good one I’d always tell the truth.

  31. Lee Gaitan says:

    Mentally corrects your grammar usage, but will still eat your chocolate.

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