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Ms_Cellany

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Re: Didn't Have a Choice
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2015, 09:43:36 AM »
Remaining silent about someone's limp (or other physical issue) is a lesson I've learned the hard way.  I bite my tongue almost always in time to just not ask what is none of my business.  I can give you a reason for this (admittedly nosy) question - the times where nobody asks and the injured person takes affront or is hurt that nobody even cared enough to ask them how they were/what happened/etc.  That is just awful for me, and then I feel very badly about my assumed  lack of caring.  For a complete stranger, I remain silent.  A friend I ask.  But there are people who I consider mere acquaintances, and then it is a harder call for me. 


My go-to line is, "Whatever happened, I hope you get better soon."
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Re: Didn't Have a Choice
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2015, 09:01:00 PM »
My go-to line is, "Whatever happened, I hope you get better soon." 

Even that can backfire.  My reply to your go-to line is "It won't.  It's permanent."  So unless its a new limp stick with silence.
(My limp is from a car wreck in 1985.)

Ms_Cellany

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Re: Didn't Have a Choice
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2015, 08:27:04 AM »
My go-to line is, "Whatever happened, I hope you get better soon." 

Even that can backfire.  My reply to your go-to line is "It won't.  It's permanent."  So unless its a new limp stick with silence.
(My limp is from a car wreck in 1985.)

Oh, yes. Sorry. I use it only for clearly new injuries in people I know.
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