Thursday, April 18, 2013
I take it back... (#HAWMC)
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Today's WEGO prompt: Write about a time that someone said something to you that they wished they could take back. Did you forgive them? Why or why not?
Shortly after I was diagnosed, a man that I've known for years responded to my recent diagnosis by saying, "We're watching our weight so we don't get it [diabetes]." I was stunned and couldn't respond. Did he just call me fat? Yes, I admit that I'm a little overweight, but not fat or obese. Definitely not a weight that would warrant diabetes. Did he apologize? No, but I don't think he realized that he said anything wrong. I never let on that he hurt my feelings.
I've forgiven him in my heart and I'm pleasant any time I see him, but I do admit that his comment still stings a little. I don't think I'll ever tell him.
Although I'm not mad at him about the comment, I remember it not out of bitterness, but to educated others about things not to say. Even if I was obese, that isn't something to say to someone with diabetes. It basically blames the person for their condition. No one did this to him/herself and no one deserves any chronic condition.