Someone I know is having a foot amputated today. His father, who has been updating everyone on his son's condition, posted a meme this morning, the day his son's foot is being amputated.
Not only am I a Worry Monster, but I guess I am also a Sensitive Sally. (scroll past poll for meme)
Is this insensitive?
- Wow. That is kinda mean.
- It's fine. His son needs to buck up.
- It's actually very kind of him.
- On the fence.
If the amputee is the same one who was recently featured here for his stubborn anti-vax stance, I would say he really needs to heed #5 above all the others!
Unfortunately, many people are stupid and useless in a crisis, and the self-help turds are usually the worst.
I try to approach these types of posts from that basic premise ("they know not what they do"), so that I don't get so mad at them. It doesn't always work.
Ugh. That meme is fucking awful, and that Dad is fucking awful, and I hope the son gets through his surgery and recovery well (unless he is also just awful, in which case IDGAF).
Is he, perhaps, so selfish that he didn’t even think of this meme in terms of his son, but of himself? Meaning, it’s all about him bucking up to handle the pain of his son’s amputation? People are extraordinarily selfish so I wouldn’t be shocked if the dude never even grasped how it would be construed.
I have had the displeasure of lying on an operating table and my surgeon all masked up looked at me and said "I can't operate today, you need to go home and think about amputating your leg."
If my dad had said anything remotely like that guy I would have fucking smashed him in the face and knocked him out.
I didn't need to do anything like that because my dad wasn't a Cunt. He loved me dearly.
I had a conversation with my mum. I told her "I can't do this." All I could think of is when you are born the first thing they do is check that all your limbs and fingers and toes are intact.
It cost 3 million dollars and so many years of unbearable pain to save my leg. And I would do it again in a heartbeat.
I didn't vote because there is no Cunt option.
My heart goes out to that poor kid.
#1 grief is a normal part of loss. Many/most people don’t just ”move on” from loss.