“You poopy face butt head!!!” or My 30 days without swearing

Funny Reminders Ecard: I do not spew profanities. I enunciate them clearly, like a fucking lady.
That’s right folks.  I fucking did it.  Yes, that f-bomb was totally gratuitous swearing right there but you know what?  I can do things like that now.  Because I made it 30 days without swearing.  And the best part is that I don’t really feel the need to add the extra potty words now which was the whole point of the exercise.  Right?  It wasn’t just to torture me… right?

If you remember correctly, I started trying this whole 30 days straight about three months ago.  I had to restart quite a few times which is why it’s taken SO long to make it 30 days straight.  The biggest culprits for the restarts?  Drivers.  Either as a passenger or as a pedestrian, I cannot tell you how many times I’ve let a swear word out while dealing with the drivers here in Ankara.  I’ve heard it said (by Turk and foreigner alike) that Turks are some of the warmest and kindest people… until they get behind the wheel of a car.  And it’s true!  The utter selfishness and lack of awareness of the average driver here is mind-blowing (and f-bomb inducing).

My other hang up was that we added extra words to the swear words list that I was to avoid using.  Specifically, the use of “douche” or “douche bag” as a profanity.  Apparently it was one of my go-to’s because it caused my restart twice.

I did however begin to use some creative replacements like ‘cupcake’ as a condescending term and reverted back to the first grade by using phrases like ‘poopy face’.  Overall I found that by keeping myself from using swear words, I was also able to somehow keep myself calmer.  Maybe because I knew that getting worked up would cause the swearing or maybe because in lieu of a swear word I’d breathe deeply and try to calm myself.  Either way, I’m pretty happy that I did it.  And I’m happy I don’t have to start over every time I utter a swear word now!

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