While out shopping, tears were running down my face when a seemingly concerned woman approached asking if I was okay. We talked for a short while before she asked about my weeping. When I told her my husband had been killed by a roadrage rage driver, she said that poor guy is going to remember it for the rest of his life, then walked away ...
I'm sure he remembers how he got away with murder by receiving 18 months probation for careless driving as a result of his high priced attorney & the deputy DA striking a deal to keep Witnesses from taking the stand to testify against him ...
Soon after my wife Susan (35 years) died, I had a person tell me they knew exactly how I felt as they had just lost their dog.
I was shocked, comparing the loss of a wife to that of a dog? I said " lost my wife." He said yes, I know, I lost my dog.
Instead of escalating the conversation, I just turned and walked away.
I can't count how many times I've heard that about a dog, or a cat. Even a grandparent I almost, sort of get..not that someone's 87 year old grandfathers death was the same as my 48 year old husband..but at least it isn't an animal. (And yes, I love my dog.)
My mom told me that I should consider “killing myself” because she didn’t want to help pick up the kids from school.
I'm at a loss for words. Thats rare for me.