How to “Put your foot in it”

Putting my foot in it is something I’m really good at. Actually, it hasn’t been something I’ve had to practise in order to improve at it, but a quality I was born with.

What do you need to Put your foot in it?

First, you must be able to say everything as soon as it comes to your head. Don’t waste your time thinking about what you’re gonna say. This is maybe the most important thing you need to know.

Then, you should have a big self-esteem because you’re going to lose a little of it when you put your foot in it.

You must be prepared to feel embarrassed and humiliated when you put your foot in it. People will probably laugh at you, but they might get mad at you indeed. You will be able to regret and say sorry but you might also want to repair the damage and put your foot even deeper.

What can you do to Put your foot in it?

Try to be kind and funny at the same time, then say something funny (and maybe in appropriated) about the guy/gal you’re trying to be kind with and he/she will take it badly.

When doing something, think about anything but the thing you’re doing. This way, you will slip and fall down, break something, hurt someone (physically or emotionally) or say something that people consider wrong.

Another thing you can do is not to listen to the teacher then he/she says what exercises you’re going to correct and stand up as a volunteer for the exercises you haven’t done…

These are some qualities and actions you need for putting your foot in it, but there are millions more. If you want to find out more, just try to put your foot in it… It’s easier than it seems…

by Fernando Neira

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