Have you ever been in a situation when someone has said something sideways, and you said to yourself or hell to them, "You Got Me Twisted?" Have your kids said something high-key out of line, and you said who are you talking to, "You Got Me Twisted?" Have an employer had an insane request, and you said," Ya'll Got Me Twisted?" I say this more now than I ever have. I don't know if it's because I have a teenager, more people have unreasonable expectations of me, or my tolerance is low, but your girl says this weekly. You might be asking yourself what it means to be "Twisted?"
Let me break it down; it has nothing to do with the song by Keith Sweat, where he whines, talking about the chick that got him "Twisted ." In the Urban Dictionary, Twisted means mixed up or confused (Urban Dictionary.com, 2022). In most houses, depending on where you are from, it means, You got me all the way messed up." The feeling of, "Who in the hell do you think you are talking to, or who do you think I am? Twisted not only means the things mentioned, but it can also mean other things.
Last year I purchased a necklace for a photo shoot, and on the day of the shoot, it gave me the blues and the symphony, lol because it was not in the same state as when I purchased it. I like to have my shit in order; however, it didn't quite work that way. I went to pull it out of the bag, and it was all the way "Twisted." I didn't have the time or energy to figure it out. Honestly, how it got in that state, I don't know, but either I was careless, or the cashier bagged it like that. Assumptions didn't even matter at that time because I had no time for the foolery. I knew I would circle back around to it once time permitted it. A few weeks passed by before I decided to fix it. I worked hard and diligently, and finally, it was straight. It was super challenging to get it untwisted, but I wasn't willing to give it up and discard it because it was worth having. I instantly went into the mind frame of how relationships, friendships, jobs, and family issues are confronted. I would be lying to say in my 38 years on earth; I didn't have somebody twisted because I have. Imagine if I didn't apply the same actions I had while dealing with that necklace and straightening things out. I would not have some of the friends I have today. I wouldn't be able to verbalize how I feel to my employer when I disagree with their actions. My family would think they could say whatever to me and not have a conversation about it. In reality, getting something "Twisted" is far easier than getting it "Untwisted. "Depending on the complexity of how something is "Twisted," it may take more work to fix it. You have to be willing to work to straighten things out. The choice is always there, and if you figure it's not worth it and choose not to fix it, remember you have to live with that decision, and hopefully, you don't get anyone else "Twisted, or worse they don't get you "Twisted."
"A Pretzel Was Shaped Into The Way That It Is Because Somebody Got It Twisted"
Ask yourself these questions?
Who have you gotten "Twisted" lately and need to straighten it out?
What are some of the proper ways you can avoid this happening again?
Are you willing to take the risk to straighten things out?
Twisted. 2022. Urban Dictionary.com. Retrieved. February 13, 2022, from https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=twisted