You know when you say something that's just so incredibly lame? I do it all the time.
For starters, I am terrible at small talk. I. just. can't. do. it. I'm starting to get better about dropping in the weather, but I'm still no pro. Also, I'm one of those people who is never quite sure when to walk away from a conversation - are they finished? Are they going to say something else? Do they expect me to continue the conversation? That kind of thing.
Well, on this particular occasion I was loitering near the printer at work, having sent a lengthy document. As I was pulling pages from the machine someone said they liked my cardigan. Smalltalk about cardigans ensued. After a while, my printing had all come through and I was wondering whether I should leave the conversation, which had waned a little anyway. After a bit of dilly-dallying, I made a bad judgment call and uttered the lamest sentence that has ever escaped my mouth.
"I've gone cardigan mad this month."
I'll just let you take that in...