Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Arse feck arse feck

Well, I've gone and done it again.  I am NOT a good person with social graces.  I try, but always manage to seriously fuck things up when I am trying to "do the right thing".

I had gotten word that someone had died.  I told one person, who I know knew them.  I then emailed a mailing list I'm on, knowing that all but 2 people on this list either knew the person or his parents, informing the list of the news.

About 2 hours later, a knock at the door.  Turns out that he hasn't actually died.  He's on a vent, and brain dead, but not body-dead.  

Arse feck arse feck arse.  I need to stop trying to do the social graces thing, and just keep my fecking mouth shut.


  1. To your defense: the information about the person's death was absolutely something to be considered authoritative considering the source, and there was no reason to believe the information should be called into question.

    Anyone else being told that, by the person who said it, would have no reason to believe it's anything but accurate.

  2. Oh no, Polka, I'm sorry about your predicament, and it's made worse by the fact that I forgot to title my post, so the photo looks joined to yours! I'll remedy that now!

  3. Polka that's gas. I was out tonight with a friend who experienced the social side of the death of his mother a few years back when a mutual friend got the wrong story and thought his mother died. By the time he got back from tea break, his work colleagues were giving him sympathetic looks and there was 40 sympathy text messages on his phone. The girl who made the mistake got through to his Offaly home & realised the error when she got speaking to his mother.

    On another vein, similar to your own, a work friend heard that a neighbour had died & so she went & got a mass card on behalf of her mother and called over, when the door opened and her with card in hand and arm outstretched, was greeted with a "he's not dead yet" and door closed. I think it would be worse to make that kind of mistake in person.