As a rule, I do not engage in New Year resolutions. What possessed me to do so yesterday morning, I cannot say.
What I do know is that I broke my lifelong pledge, and I possibly established a new world’s record for breaking a brand new undertaking. Like I always say, “Never do anything halfway.”
“I’ve decided that my New Year resolution is going to be working on not putting my foot in my mouth,” I said to my wife.
Silence met my sudden proclamation.
I should have stopped there as I added, “I’m guessing yours is to lose weight.”