This happened on Monday and I'm still cringing.
I'm really no stranger to speaking before my brain fully engages. You all know this.
Monday afternoon, while I was at work, one of our church members came in to visit with the pastor. The church member, the youth pastor, and I were all around my desk talking while I was sorting through the mail. I was completely on auto-pilot while doing this and I came across a letter from a medical company that has been trying to sell us an Automated External Defibrillator. I'm all for us getting one, because quite frankly, our church is fill of old people who could short circuit at any minute and I'd like to think we could at least try and keep them kicking until a medical professional could get there and take over. However, I haven't been able to convince anyone else this is a good idea.
I hold up the letter and said "Do you think that a defibrillator would be a good investment for the church?"
As it was coming out of my face, I knew I shouldn't be saying it, because the man I was talking to had just lost his wife due to sudden heart failure where using a defibrillator had not worked. That was so incredibly tactless of me, and had I been thinking, I would have never asked him that. Granted, I don't think I upset him by asking, and he also agrees we should have one, but that doesn't make me feel any better about it.
I'm just awful sometimes.