How to Eat Crow

by Contributor
The rooster, with his mighty crow, is the unchallenged king of the barnyard.

The rooster, with his mighty crow, is the unchallenged king of the barnyard.

If you have ever had to eat crow you know it is not a pleasant experience. However, if you are in the situation where you have to eat crow, it is possible to make the experience less difficult and who knows, maybe it can even be fun.

Decide to enjoy it. Whether you have to eat crow all time or if it is your first experience eating crow, you can still choose to enjoy the experience. It will only be as bad as you allow it to be. You may have said that those pants did make her look fat or reading books is more fun than watching television, but it is not the end of the world.

Brush it off. Many people will take pleasure with the experience of watching you eat crow. Smart aleck words, funny faces--they will pull out every trick in the book to make you feel as small as the period at the end of this sentence. Do not let them do that to you. Decide that no one can embarrass you. No one can make you anything less than you are. This is your crow. You decide how big or small it is.

Laugh at yourself. The more you joke about it the less ammo others have to hit you with. When you eat crow it is up to you how it goes down. Laughter will grease the palate but bitterness will be like a dam in your throat. Take charge of your crow and wash it down with some laughter and zest for life.

Promise yourself that you will never ever eat crow again. When it is all said and done eating crow sucks. Do not let all those people that love to watch you flounder in embarrassment who reveled in your shame ever get to experience that again. From now on the crow will be theirs to eat. They will be the ones who are ashamed and embarrassed. You will be the one laughing and mocking and making the biting comments. They will get theirs! They will eat their own big fat stinky crow!

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