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Slip of the Tongue

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WHAT did you just say?” Charlene asked, interrupting John mid-response.

John mentally reviewed what he had said and blushed.  He fidgeted on the couch, staring at his hands, the floor, anywhere to avoid eye contact with his visibly irate girlfriend.

“What I meant is- Um, I mean- Well, I was just saying-” he stammered.

“You want to watch what you say next, honey.  You’re already in the danger zone.  What comes out of your mouth is going to seal your fate.”

John forced himself to meet her angry stare. “Uh, I’m really sorry?”

“You’re STILL sleeping on the couch tonight.”