The day I held my tongue and saved my reputation

GP Sanjiva Wijesihna explains why he no longer shoots from the hip.

OVER the years I have learned to curb my impulsive tongue and refrain from giving someone the tongue lashing I think they deserve.

Chances are I will end up regretting the episode.

At the risk of making a good mix of my metaphors, I firmly believe it is far better to keep a civil tongue in your head or, better still, to hold your tongue — or you may end up putting your foot in your mouth and tripping over