At times we can be careless and even reckless in our choice of words. That point was driven home to me on Saturday.
I was walking by the kitchen where Sylvia was at the counter preparing a meal. She said, “I’m making poppers, do you want me to leave seeds in your jalapeños?”
Being a bit distracted, I responded, “What ever.” Thus far, our peppers haven’t been that hot. Sometimes I like a bit more fire. How was I to know that the potency had increased? I probably should have been a bit more careful in my choice of words.
Later at the table, Sylvia carefully selected three for me and took the other three for herself. She took the first bite and observed that hers was a bit more spicy than usual.
On the first bite, I realized she was correct. On the second bite, I retrieved a tissue as my sinuses began to clear. (This has been a bad year for allergies and they’ve had me congested all summer. Clearing the sinuses means welcome relief.)
As I was finishing the first popper, two more tissues joined the first one. Soon, I reported, “One down two to go.” Sylvia smiled at me.
After the third popper was gone, I discarded three tissues. My sinuses were clear and it was easy to breathe through the nose.
Now it’s Monday afternoon and my sinuses are still clear. That’s a good thing. #ReadyForMore