By Anonymous - United States - Tunkhannock
Today, I was working as a nurse, and an elderly man had just passed away. As the patient's wife was leaving she said, "Thank you for taking such good care of my husband." Then I, intending to say "Sorry for your loss," said "Thank you for your loss." FML
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By  shaww  |  28

It's even worse for me. I tried saying, while babysitting, "I'll also put your son to sleep" and was thinking to myself, "I'll do the dishes as well" and ended up saying "I'll do your son to sleep"

  Nordrag  |  26

It's hard to tell some days. That's why I make mine as blatant as possible. The most confusing is when sarcasm is answered with sarcasm because my initial reaction is to assume the other person is an idiot.

Well played though.

  HKCgrimmjow  |  15

Don't worry 38, your initial thoughts are usually correct, evolution has prepared us for the idiots, they usually go unnoticed, kind of invisible to the normal eye, like the leaves in the wind...


@53, everyone always talks about wanting sarcasm fonts and symbols, but doesn't that detract from the effect of the sarcasm? It's like explaining why a joke is funny as you tell it. I can't be alone in thinking that, right?

  dancinwookie  |  21

To be fair to #2 though, I do this all the time as well, but I have my brain tumor that causes my oral awkwardness. For example, in this case, I would've heard "Thank you," processed what I heard, and then, because I'm thinking of their 'Thanks', I say it in my response! Catastrophes!!! I feel like a total boner every time.

  MzZombicidal  |  36

#3, From reading this FML and this comment all I can think of is you telling a larger person that you had a "Brain Fat" when unable to give them advice for weight loss.

  TinyEMT  |  6

Yes, healthcare workers deal with grief every day but each patient is different and may affect you in different ways. Some deaths hit harder than others to me, depending on the circumstance. for example, if they spent a significant amount of time with this patient, more so than they would on average with other patients, they may have been more upset than usual.