Thursday, September 10, 2009

What a day yesterday!

This is just what yesterday looked like for me. Black. Unfortunately, there are people out there in the world, alot we know and deal with everyday who are not very American and that's putting it lightly. They prey on others feelings because they are in a high position, almost like they are God, and nothing will happen to them. Humility and humbleness has never entered their life unfortunately.

Because this is a public domain I will not give names or specifics, most wouldn't know anyway, but I was so upset by some intentional hurtful remarks made from someone at my work that I had a complete meltdown for the entire afternoon and went to bed early. I was not the only one that thought it was horrible, there were 5 witnesses.

I am amazed (I really shouldn't be ) that there are people left in this world who try to hurt others and laugh at the Afghanistan war, make the jokes personal too to hurt. Laugh, my friends, laugh. Can you believe that? It is so remote from anything funny that it's unreal to me. It's not funny to me that my kid is in it either. And for God's sake, don't come up to me while I'm in the professional mode trying to help patients and ask me in a laughing tone how many people my son has killed! I handled it quite well at the moment but then closed the door to a room and had a complete embarrassing meltdown. I think my heart stopped beating so hard and I got my breath about an hour later. I had to finish my day and thank goodness and the mercy of God, that I had coworkers that picked up for me during that time. They were so understanding.

I can't say anymore than this but I have never had anyone try to humiliate me AND their country in a workplace before in my whole life. It showed arrogance, stupidity, callousness, and alot of other words I can think of. I'm proud of my son. He is protecting our country.

The readers of this blog, my stitching friends and all, you have been so supportive and kind that I reluctantly wrote about this today. But, my friends, there are people out there that have no respect for others, their feelings, their country. It's sad.


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  2. Unfortunatley there will always be bullies and stupid people in the world. I for one am very glad that you son has the courage to serve. Keep your head up and know that you and your family, especially your son are in our prayers.

  3. It never ceases to amaze me how insensitive and dare I say stupid how some people are. That person who made those comments first of all was inappropriate at work and should be reported. Second, without the sacrifices of our servicemen and women who put their lives on the line everyday they're sorry butts would not be able to live in a great country like ours. I too work in the medical field and take care of patients with military families and I am honored to do that. Please know that there are many people who are thankful for your son's service. I can't imagine the stress and anxiety families go through daily worrying about their soldiers. I don't like war either and wish that we didn't have fanatics but that ain't reality and 9/11 did happen. Please thank your son for his service. God bless him and the USA!

  4. I am so sorry! You and your son deserve much better than this!

    I don't think anyone "likes" war. But we must support our service people and their families because they risk their lives for our safety and freedom.

    And sadly, wasn't it brave people like your son who won our right for freedom of speech for your rude/callous/insensitve coworker to begin with???

  5. Oh my goodness - I can't believe that someone would say anything like that to you...or to anyone else for that matter who had any relative fighting for our country.

    I don't think that those people realize all the things that they would lose when people like your son weren't fighting for us!

    Jennifer, realize that those people are just uninformed and stupid and that they don't have the intelligence to understand how things really are.

  6. It brought tears to my eyes to ready your post today. I also have a son in the armed services defending our country. Please know that I will keep you son in my prayers as well and God Bless You!

  7. Sweetie, it's called harassment and should be reported to management. No one with any cells between their ears would be this crass unless it was deliberate. My son did two tours and both of my nephews did three---I am so sorry you were subjected to that.

  8. Jennifer, I'm so sorry you had to go through what you did. I know that you a very proud of your son, and nothing anybody says can change that. Sending postive thoughts your way, hoping you had a much better day today! Take care...

  9. heart ached as I read your post. Stay strong my friend. Your son is carrying out the highest of honors.

  10. I am absolutely and utterly stunned that someone would say that to you, or to any family member of military personnel. It goes far beyond cruelty and insensitivity and I wholeheartedly agree that it needs to be reported as harrassment. People need to know those kinds of comments are completely inappropriate.

    And it doesn't matter if you agree or disagree with the war - the men and women that serve in our military put THEIR lives on the line every single day, and for that, every single citizen of this country should be grateful. And grateful for the sacrifices their loved ones and family members make. I am so, so sorry you had to deal with this jackass.


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