it is the ones who instead of having a sniffle, they have a full blown cold, instead of a full-blown cold, they have pnuemonia, instead of pnuemonia, they have swine flu............instead of having a mole cut out, their whole leg got amputated
I wouldn't wish bad things on anyone but I do agree that some people don't know how lucky they are. One person I work with is constantly moaning about the traffic/cost of bread/her friends etc etc while we sit a couple of seats away from a lady who has just come back to work after having aggressive cancer treatment and probably has about 5 years to live - some people need to get perspective but maybe they're just lucky not to have ever had something bad to them?
ah but riven, we are not talking at all about someone who really does need to offload, as you I know from on here, offload as well as listen and give advice.
the moaning minnies are the ones who go on and on and on about themselves, how poor they are (when they don;t actually understand the meaning of the word), how cold it always is, how gray the sky is each day, how rude the customer service lady was when she didn;t acknowledge you waiting in the queue five back from the desk (altho they couldn;t cos they couldn;t see you due to the many people in front) etc etc.
oh, and when you do start saying about how stressful yesterday was because you had to speak to the paed about your DD, they then just cut you off and launch into how bad it was for them, last year, when they tried to get an appointment urgently about a broken nail, that was hanging off, and they were going on holiday that day and no-one listened blah blah blah.
Riven there is a difference...I hvae friends who have been in similar situations to yours...and indeed a very good friend who lost a child , I have a friend with ME and...now that is a tough one to keep the sympathy up with but I knew her for years before her illness and it really floored her
psychomum puts it perfectly "it is the ones who instead of having a sniffle, they have a full blown cold, instead of a full-blown cold, they have pnuemonia, instead of pnuemonia, they have swine flu............instead of having a mole cut out, their whole leg got amputated "
I have all the time in the world for those who are truly suffering.......I have had my fair share myself and my friends have been there for me....it is the attention seeking hypochondriacs im on about