I have been known to say something that makes the people around me blush because of what I have just said. I then realize when I see the horrified look that I have just said something that wasn't politically correct.
For some reason, I have started thinking before I say something horrific. Let me give you an example. This past month I was going grocery shopping then went to pay for it (aren't you glad I am one of those honest people that pay for my food?). I was in the aisle where the person in the front wasn't run up right, but I didn't want to change lanes because something would happen in the next aisle. There were two men in front of me. They probably didn't know each other and were paying separately. I almost said, "This is the first time I have been shopping and ran into two men doing their own shopping."
I thought before I talked. For those that don't know me, that is a monumental occasion for me. I thought about all the reasons that could offend someone. Perhaps they aren't married. Perhaps they are married and their wife didn't want to go with them. I should hear clapping for actually thinking.
I once asked a woman how far along she was. She wasn't pregnant (Never ask a woman how far along she is unless you see the baby crowning)
When I met my husband's ex-wife's second ex-husband's mother (if you follow that, you are officially a genius in my book) I immediately asked her if her son had signed a prenuptial agreement. I figured if he hadn't, he could at least get half of the money for the property my husband had paid for but couldn't get because he had signed a prenuptial agreement. My husband, Mother-in-Law and the ex-husband mother were horrified. (But everyone was curious)
So, if you suffer from foot-in-mouth disease, the only cure for it is to think before you talk. Since that time in the grocery store, I have started thinking more. I can't tell you what brought on the change, but it is a nice one.