It’s almost too good to be true. Researches find that swearing is cathartic for the working man’s soul. Of course, you knew this. We all knew this. Research is 1,000 years behind common sense, as usual.
I remember working at [an unnamed company] and dropping the f-bomb (for the first time) in the middle of a departmental meeting. Classy? Maybe not. Appropriate? Always.
Later that day, I was approached by a co-worker who said, “I had no idea you talked like that.”
I was shocked. Anyone who knows me is aware that I’m a champ-swearer. The only person who can outswear me is my mother. (I learned from the best! Hi, Mom!)
So I asked my colleague why she was shocked. She responded, “I don’t know. You seem so innocent.”
Sigh, it’s the blessing & the curse of being a petite, blonde woman in a world of tall, alpha-male executives. I am constantly reminded that you gotta drop a verbal doose, from time-to-time, in order to get the room’s attention.