By Anonymous - United States - Plymouth
Today, I overheard someone at the mall telling his friend, "So I'm going in for a brain scan." Trying to be funny, I piped up, "Better hope they find something!" Turns out that had been the end of his sentence, and the scan is to see if his cancer has spread. FML
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  gingaa96  |  18

It's all about how you take it. It's a jerk move if he meant it like that, but he obviously was making a joke about finding a brain. Was it stupid and does OP deserve it? Yes, but it doesn't make him a jerk. Just makes him brainless..
No? Bad joke? Ok

  pandalover69  |  26

First off, a brain scan is not a good thing. Second, if you're getting a brain scan you DON'T want them to find anything, yes I get it's joke. And finally even saying that to a friend is fucked up, because like my first my point says, a brain scan is not a good thing. So OP ydi.

  \  |  28

98% of all FMLs that say "trying to____" are usually deserving.

  etoilenuit  |  15

Well when you hear someone say "I'm going in for a brain scan" it's pretty obvious what that means. Common sense will get you farther than hindsight..

By  zBLAKEz  |  23

That's why you only say sarcastic asshole remarks to your friends, so you already know ahead of time if it's something serious that shouldn't be joked about.

  Uglyfeet  |  23

Chances are that people will talk shit half the time when doing this to a stranger. Turns out that, in relation to me, these chances are terrifyingly closer to 100%... so I try to keep my mouth shut. I feel your pain, OP, and it even hurts a litle bit, but YDI, no doubt about that :/

  mommy2cassidy  |  18

I definitely agree with you. I will admit I said "yay we get to find out if there's a space for rent sign in your head" to my fiance when he got an MRI on his head (wasn't for anything like cancer) but that was just my fiance and he knew I was joking. I would never say that to a stranger though.

By  HeyTherexxx  |  21

YDI, this was not a conversation that required your input. And to make matters worse, that random guy probably thinks you've wished death upon him. Why say that to a complete stranger?