Do Words Hurt You?

United States
May 1, 2007 7:57pm CST
You know the whole "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me" thing we used to have memorized as kids. Well it's all crap. Well, to me anyway. Words hurt me more than anything, and those who are closest to me know that. During work today I ran out of a roll of changing paper for the diapering table (I work in a daycare), and forgot to put on another roll for the next person who would change a diaper. Well, my boss just happened to be the mext person who changed a diaper. She asked where was the paper, I said that I had forgotten to put another roll on the table, with all the confusion of getting kids ready to eat. She said (and I quote)"Don't you know the rules, when you run out of something, you replace it. How inconsiderate of you." I applogised, and went to get another roll from the back room. I left about 5 minutes later for my lunch break, and sat in my car and cried. So, I'm asking, do words hurt you?
3 responses
• Philippines
2 May 07
yeah words do hurt me sometimes but i dont give much attention to that specially when the one they said is true lol. but i also believe that when we hurt someone by means of words, we can also ease the pain he/she felt by means of words also. so, if words can hurt you ..it can also makes you happy and heal you. takecare.
@Darkwing (21588)
2 May 07
Yes, at times words do hurt me, but I try to put them behind me and make the best of a bad situation. It's called being sensitive, and there's nothing wrong with that. I cry when people close to me speak harsh words, but I think in the case of your boss, I would possibly retort with something like, "Yes, I know the rules and I apologise for forgetting, but I resent being called inconsiderate because of it, as it wasn't my intention to leave it empty." That would have relieved me of the burden and I would have been able to avoid crying. Stand up for yourself a bit more, when it comes to people to whom you are not too close. They'll appreciate you more for it. Brightest Blessings.
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
2 May 07
The words are a very power weapon. If you dont know how to use them-you can hurt unconsiously. If you know how to use them-you can hurt conciously. But they can be also a power healing tool if you use them for good.