Sharon Brent wrote: . . . Or are they just Stupid and have no concept of what a loss I have suffered.
Sharon Brent wrote:
Am I mad? Or are they just Stupid and have no concept of what a loss I have suffered.
Or should I be dating by now...?
No, no, no, they are just Dumb!
I think I need new friends....
Maggie Nell wrote:You could get medieval and ask in a loud voice "OH HI!! TELL ME, HAS THAT RASH ON YOUR GENITALS CLEARED UP YET?"
Best cure I know for unwelcome questions.
recruiter wrote:My story is a different subject, the loss last May of my Mom as my treatment was kicking off, but equally insensitive.
About a month ago, a former work colleague sat down as I was eating lunch alone in a restaurant and angrily informed me, "I lost my Mom when she was 35. Your Mom was elderly. You don't have the right to grieve the loss of an elderly parent."
My reply: "Number one, Mike, grief is not a zero sum game, although given your superficial, self-absorbed nature, I'm not surprised you would think so.
"Number two: I didn't ask you to sit down with me, so leave. Or I'll ask the restaurant manager to help you."
I think we just live in a time when people feel emboldened to be jerks.
recruiter wrote:I think we just live in a time when people feel emboldened to be jerks.
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