By thefatnurse - 13/11/2014 02:48 - United States - Roswell
Today, one of the patients on the mental health unit where I work looked me up and down and said; "Well, I guess it's a popular misconception that all fat people are jolly." FML
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  jazman195  |  20

Agreed. The thing about people in mental institutions or anything similar is that you cannot take offense to anything they say. Working in a field like that, it's one of the first things you should be told. And I say this from personal experience.

  brand125  |  17

27 - actually i disagree, if use correctly it implies that the person saying it is just being honest, rather than saying it to be hurtful.

like "no offence, but you are overweight" vs "haha your so fat".

so although offence is taken either way, you take MORE offence when the intention is to offend.

  brand125  |  17

(timed out after i posted) remember i say "if used correctly". i mean that it makes a big differnce the situation its used, just because you say "no offence" before something rude doesnt mean you arnt being rude and intentionally offensive. like, if it is your doctor telling you youre overweight vs a person you dont like.

  schwaka  |  17

Just because it's a mental patient doesn't automatically make anything they say crazy, people get institutionalized for different reasons. I personally don't take what anyone says seriously because I don't care.