For about ten years now, Katharyn, Lori, and I have met for a girls’ weekend. Beach condos, New York City hotels, and even our homes have all played host to our once-a-year estrogen-charged escapes.
This year, we chose Kansas City for our latest installment. We arrived late Thursday night to discover our lovely suite overlooked the Country Club Plaza, yes; my expectations and excitement were brimming. The only thing I anticipated more than the shopping was the emptying of my brimming bladder; yes, it had been a long drive.
After checking in, I raced into our hotel bathroom and quickly shut the door. Well, I tried to shut the door. Something had lodged beneath it and the door was jammed. I reached down to dislodge the assumed washcloth, grasped a wad of fabric in my fist—and screamed. Katharyn and Lori rushed to the scene for a “sight” inspection. I knew for certain when Katharyn yelled, “Gross!” and Lori groaned. I held an anonymous pair of men’s underwear in my hand. We all marched from the restroom to the phone. I pressed zero and connected with the young man at the front desk.
I just completed your Bible study Me, Myself and Lies. It was extremely rewarding and beneficial to me. I just have one question. First, a little background on me. I have been very blessed. I was raised in church by great parents and married a great Christian man and have two daughters.
I try so diligently to lead a devout Christian life in my job. Most people at my job do not lead Christian lifestyles, so I feel I have to work extremely hard to lead by example. I have one serious problem that I really have trouble keeping under control, and that is my mouth. I can’t keep anything a secret. I pray everyday that God will help me keep my mouth shut.
I have really been very good all year until now. I overheard something about my boss that involved my co-workers, and we were discussing it before work one morning. Later, somehow the boss heard about it and confronted me in front of my peers. Very embarrassing. I do not understand why I always get caught. Everyone was discussing it, but he only heard that it was me. It ruined my entire Christmas vacation and I am in deep depression.
What do you do if you have these bad thoughts in your thought closet and they are warranted? I am truly in the wrong and I should not be gossiping. I do not want to be known as a gossip. I want to be able to keep my mouth shut. The only thing I know to do is to isolate myself at work and just stay to myself. I do not have any good feelings in my thought closet at all now about myself.