….Irritations in my life often come from people’s insensitive remarks…..
Yesterday at school, a friendly colleague asked me how I was, to which I replied with a smile, “extremely tired and just hanging in for the end of term”
Unfortunately she did not follow this with any amount of a) sympathy or b) empathy, and I got a reply of “How can you be tired when you only work 3 days a week?” (and there was a degree of emphasis on the words in italic)
Well, I could have snidely come up with something along the lines of …..”but you only teach ********” (insert lame subject of your choice)
Instead, I spurted out “I may only be at school 3 days a week, but I spend the whole 7 days just trying to stay alive”
And off I scooted….
….Was I right to say that, or was she?….
(PS: Sometimes I fail to see any amount of humour in anything, and especially when I am so tired and under par-I get it from my Mother!)
Oh, and if the person who said that just happens to be reading my blog-yep, it did upset me.