Saturday, April 10, 2010

No Filters

People frequently ask me "Why don't you work?" and my answer is "I don't have any filters"

What does it mean to not have filters? It means saying exactly what I am thinking without editing first, without considering the consequences, it means apologizing, embarrassment and sometimes laughter.

One example of something I said at work, when I did work.
Several co-workers and I were chatting when I said "You know the difference between women and men?" nervous silence "Women know they can have any man they want ....... for 20 minutes."
Male co-worker "What you doing the other 15?" 2nd co-worker "Smoking a cigarette."
Entire room erupts in laughter.

As funny as this was, and believe me we all had tears running down our faces from laughing, it was inappropriate and if I had even the tiniest of filters I would have kept my mouth shut.

So this is why I do not work, I have NO FILTERS.


  1. I don't have any filters either... I say whats on my mind and thats not always a good thing.

    sure, when im with my friends, Im always the witty one who makes everybody laugh.

    but the other 95% of the time, I put myself in awkward situations, and say stupid things to people who dont know that I am kidding...

  2. Hello fellow "no filter" and tell it like it is, funny or not.

  3. I'm sorry I missed this post when you published it. GREAT STORY!!! I love it.

    By the way, 15 min... that's a big ole' cigarette.

  4. Dan,
    Sorry I didn't see your comment.
    And didn't I work with a witty group ?? where do we get one of those 15 min cigs??