When I was about 13 years old, I accompanied a friend to one of her friends’ house. I did not know that girl because my friend and I attended different schools, so her social circles where different.
The television was on in the house and the girl’s aunt was watching television.
A bad publicity for an equally bad sounding country music album came on. I was about to say “what terrible music, and that lady is wearing a denim shirt with jeans! How awful!”.
Right before I spoke, my friend’s friend said “look that’s my aunt! It’s her new album!”.
That day I learned of the importance of shutting up. Especially when all I have to say is mean.