Tell Us: What's the Most Insensitive Comment You've Received?

Denise

Tell Us: What's the Most Insensitive Comment You've Received?

Denise
gerbera-257129_640Last week, my mom returned home for one of her bridge games very upset because of a comment from a fellow player. My dad had been fighting a bad cold, which was a huge concern given his upcoming surgery. My mom expressed her concerns about the cold, to which a player responded, "Maybe this a sign that you should consider options other than surgery."

To which my mom replied, "We want him to live! My whole family is in agreement that he should have this surgery."

The insensitive comment, which felt unkind and inappropriate, stayed with my mom for a few days. "Why say anything," she said, "if you can't say something supportive?"

So, I wonder: What's the most insensitive comment someone has said to you about an upcoming treatment or surgery? When has someone said something completely off-base to you about your caree's diagnosis or care decision? When has a rude comment about your caregiving situation left you tongue tied?

Share as many insensitive comments as you'd like in our comments section, below.

P.S. My mom has spread her share of insensitive comments. She has a friend whose grandson entered rehab for a video game addiction a few years ago. My mom will ask her friend how he's doing. And, then she'll ask, "Is he still short?" Oh, my.