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Insults | I Do, But You Shouldn’t

March 23, 2012

Someone was recently telling me a story where I ended up feeling insulted. I don’t believe this person was intentionally trying to make me feel bad. I think they thought that since I am accustom to making fun of myself that they thought it would be OK too. Wrong. I smiled politely and walked away regretting that I didn’t punch that person in the throat.

Watch what you say, people. Or you might end up on a someecard!

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chimomwriter March 23, 2012 at 7:03 am

I have a friend that is absolutely masterful at the double-edged comment. Drives. Me. Nuts.

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Heidi March 23, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Sorry to hear that. I hope it was not me… I don’t remember saying anything like that to you yesterday. Hope your back is feeling better.

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Wendy March 23, 2012 at 2:13 pm

HEIDI! It was NOT you, promise. And it happened a long time ago but I just got around blogging about it. You’re so funny!

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Ashley March 23, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Ah the double edged compliment. My MIL is the queen of these. The funny thing is, I don’t even know if she KNOWS what she’s saying. Sigh… some people.

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Natalie March 23, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I’m horrible at comebacks. I think of them about 30 minutes AFTER the person is gone. And they are always REALLY good comebacks. I never get to say them. Ever. *sigh*

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Jennifer March 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Hmm, it reminds me of when people say “Don’t take this the wrong way, but…” You know tht means there’s only one way to take it.

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Galit Breen March 29, 2012 at 4:49 am

It’s so, so true isn’t it?

Words sting, and my comebacks always pop up much, much after the conversation is over.

Le sigh.

So sorry this happened to you!

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Nicole April 16, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Never, ever forget… you do not have control over what someone says, only how you process it. Don’t let it bother you because I doubt the person was intentionally trying to hurt your feelings!

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Wendy April 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I know. She just did it again recently too. I definitely let it bother me. Need to learn to shake these things off!!

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Nicole April 16, 2012 at 6:05 pm

I’ll kick her arse. I can extend you the Friends and Family rate!

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