I believe this speaks to the need of having an OT forum all the time....
(Heck, it meant on other boards I knew were to go look for the threads. Sadly the one where my real-life Boston peeps go, no one has checked in, but I cannot think of anyone who'd have any reason to be by the marathon route.)
People often try and discuss pleasant or happy things in order to take their minds off of tragedy. On 9-11 my mother was in the Pentagon and I didn't know if she was dead or alive. A friend stopped by to check on me and I was grateful for the chance to get my mind off the fact my mother might be burning alive.
Don't be an ass.
Originally Posted by nasalberry
Loving your O/T day are you?
This was opened to discuss a TRAGEDY, and justlook at all of you:
happily chirping away about anything and everything.
"Pot, meet kettle!"
Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
I was "chided" for voicing my heartfelt - heartfelt opinion on this subject. You can keep the MoFo attitude, thanks.
KEEP the threads to THE situation, not "Does my doggie look cute!"
Because, that, my dear, is bullsh!t
The mods generously opened OT as "somewhere to share your thoughts...
...about the bombings in Boston, or to take your mind off of it with some OT discussion."
Which is HIGHLY appropriate.
If you ever go visit a terminally ill friend in the hospital, do you only talk about death??
No, you chit chat about mundane things, the latest book you just read, how your dog peed on your rug, a funny video you saw on Youtube, your latest art project and so on and so forth.
People grieve/cope in many different ways, and just because we are discussing trivial matters does not mean for one bit that we do not care about the tragedy.
It's called a 'coping mechanism'....Dwelling on the negative only brings you more of the same, both in your heart and otherwise. Yes, it's tragic, but no more so than what is being done DAILY in other countries, alot of it by OUR country.
What is the 'common man' doing about that??? We need the levity, the 'go on with it' ness....as it were...
Sorry you're so tied up about the Boston mess. NO one likes it, but we must march along. Not stop and rubberneck and gossip and suppose and malign.
"As a rule we disbelieve all the facts and theories for which we have no use."- William James
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Geez did someone get into the liquor cabinet a tad early???? Who the hell are you to chastise us? Wow just wow. Some women really need to learn some manners. If you don't like it, turn off your damn computer and go watch the news or something.
In this case, I don't understand the pot and the kettle reference.
Nasalberry is overreacting, and my guess is that there might be a reason for it. Nasalberry, I hope that no one that you know was injured or killed.
People do cope in different ways. I'm struggling right now, flip flopping between being angry, being okay, and feeling really hopeless. I'd love to think of "normal" things, and I'm finding myself either unable or just cranky as all get out.
I think we all (nasalberry included) need a little bit of a break.
I am SO glad that we now have self-appointed OT day police! I am not sure how we survived all these years without one.
Nasalberry, you are being an a$$hat. You do not get to dictate how people deal with this tragedy, be it obsessing relentlessly about it or thinking of other things. If you don't like it, you know where the door is.