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To be really pissed off at this woman?

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grumpymacgrumpface Thu 09-Nov-17 17:03:49

Was in a local bar with my partner when this woman came over and started talking to us. Nothing wrong with that - it's the sort of place where people do just get into conversation with strangers.

However, after a while I started to get the impression that she was a bit of a Nosey Norah and started to put my guard up. Partner, however, is a big soft labrador to my snappy little terrier and carried on chatting. He was just explaining to her how we'd recently moved into the town centre from the outskirts because of his sight problems - he's not far off being legally blind (not legally blonde, that's a different thing altogether) - when she said something like "You know, this might seem a bit insensitive but sometimes at the end of the day I feel like I've seen too many things and I just want a bit of a break from it".

This happened nearly a week ago and I still wish I'd told her to fuck the fuck right off to fuckville and sit in the fucking dark. Am I being unreasonable?

grumpymacgrumpface Thu 09-Nov-17 17:04:36

Actually - yes I am being unreasonable. I should have said it. Loud.

Sandsunsea Thu 09-Nov-17 17:08:34

Was she drunk?

Armadillostoes Thu 09-Nov-17 17:10:24

So, she was implying that having sight problems was a blessing? She can sit in the dark in a puddle of cold got urine if so.

Armadillostoes Thu 09-Nov-17 17:10:58

Sorry....goat urine!

sooperdooper Thu 09-Nov-17 17:12:26

What a fucking bitch!

grumpymacgrumpface Thu 09-Nov-17 17:22:00

Not drunk - this was the beginning of the evening.

I'm not sure if she thought she was being nice.

HotelEuphoria Thu 09-Nov-17 17:24:34

Perhaps she is one of those people that puts her mouth into action before her brain. Not a good thing to do, but just maybe she didn't intend to be a twat?

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow1 Thu 09-Nov-17 17:24:47

Drunk I would think, or a clumsy attempt at empathy.

ILostItInTheEarlyNineties Thu 09-Nov-17 17:28:49

What a stupid thing to say. Almost like telling a wheelchair bound person you fancy a sit down. hmm

I doubt she was being malicious, just very insensitive. And a bit thick.

pictish Thu 09-Nov-17 17:32:14 was just a silly thing to say wasn't it? Not actively malicious or anything.

FizzyGreenWater Thu 09-Nov-17 17:35:33

YANBU op but my instinctive reaction would be 'what a weirdo!' rather than 'I shoulda decked 'er for that' grin

Definitely sounds a bit drunk!

Mittens1969 Thu 09-Nov-17 17:39:19

It would be like me saying to someone who is deaf, ‘Sometimes I wish I was deaf so I didn’t have to listen to my DDs bickering/ shouting ‘Muuuummmmyyyyy!’ You just don’t say these things. It’s a lack of social awareness and empathy, not worth a second thought.

backAgainAgain Thu 09-Nov-17 17:40:51

Yes. Very U.

Comparing yourself to different dogs as well as "fuck the fuck right off to fuckville and sit in the fucking dark". I wince a little each time I read that. Mostly because you probably think it's hilarious.

bastardkitty Thu 09-Nov-17 17:43:50

My DD once said that a family member was lucky to be in a wheelchair (MS) because DD wished she didn't have to walk everywhere. Easier to forgive a 5 year old that the inconsiderate numpty you encountered.

Willow2017 Thu 09-Nov-17 17:47:10

My friend had a man say to her once she was lucky her son was severely disabled as she got a free parking ticket! She offered to swap his multiple disabilities/medical conditions with him...he shut up then.

Just fuck right off.

Nomoretears56 Thu 09-Nov-17 17:48:05


Well aren't you a little ray of sunshine!

Itsanicehotel Thu 09-Nov-17 17:49:15

She sounds very unself aware. Or a weirdo. I wouldn’t give the comment any more head space.

Willow2017 Thu 09-Nov-17 17:54:21

what should she have said?
Maybe her dp should have said, "Yes its fabulous going blind, for the rare occaisions I didnt want to see something in the past, I can now count my lucky stars I dont have to anymore"

Stupid person can go sit in the dark with her eyes shut whenever she wants to , ops oh hasnt got a choice in the matter, making light of it is crass and she needs to put her brain in gear before she opens her stupid mouth.

bastardkitty Thu 09-Nov-17 17:57:25

Hindsight is a wonderful thing. He could have said 'I hope it doesn't seem insensitive, but there are times when I wish I was deaf as well'.

bellagood Thu 09-Nov-17 18:05:06

YANBU, that was a horrible thing to say. I think she was just thoughtless and insensitive though, and didn't mean to be nasty.

Shite thing to say though!

Nonibaloni Thu 09-Nov-17 18:11:38

I bet she either thinks it’s all gods plan or thinks there’s gold at the end of the rainbow.
It’s a special mind that can imagine the benefit of sensitive touch and excellent ear for music when I say ds has very little functional vision.
It’s so insensitive and hard not to be affected. Now its your job to sink her looks every time you see her, and your Labrador will be none the wiser (joke, honestly I understand)

Chrys2017 Thu 09-Nov-17 18:15:34

No point in being pissed off a week after the fact. Next time just speak up!

Anymajordude Thu 09-Nov-17 18:18:03

Yeah, being able to see can be such a bind sometimes. You're right, you were totally unreasonable not to have metaphorically lamped her one at the time.

Hopefully she's still cringing at her foot in mouth moment and it is waking her up at night.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 09-Nov-17 18:18:17

Drama queen much ! 🙄
Probably trying too hard to be poetic and interesting, but failed mahoosively. 😄

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