Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Some people shouldn't be allowed to talk

Okay so one of my coworkers mentioned some problems she was having in her marriage, when another coworker said "I just don't understand why Jaime put up with what she did. She should have just kicked his butt."

Um, okay, you really shouldn't talk. You have no idea what you would do if you were being mentally, emotionally and physically abused. And for the record I did try to fight back once and got hurt. I learned. Ugh. I just can not stand when people say those kinds of things. Like, hello?! Do you not SEE me sitting there across from you? She needs an edit button.


  1. Awww...sorry your co-worker's comment upset you, but in her own awkward way, she may have been trying to offer support. "I don't understand why Jaime didn't kick his butt" may have been her way of telling you that she views you as a strong woman.

    Either way, don't let a flippant remark bring you down. Keep allowing yourself to heal and, even though some comments may sting, don't let them fester.

    Rooting for you.

  2. how about that duct tape, right Jamie? Sometimes I wish I could slap a big strip across people's mouths! Just be secure in what you know is true and thanks for reminding us to think before we speak. :)

  3. It's an interesting phenomenon. People that would have never said a word to you while you were in the midst of the abuse suddenly have opinions and all kinds of criticism in retrospect.