Friday, January 20, 2012

Things Not To Say When Your Friend Loses Their Job


-Big News!

-I know that's tough, but I'm excited for you!

-I think you'll be just fine.

-Is what's her name still there?

-Leaving home let's us all fly.

-That sucks.

-Are they going to give you a party at least?

-I think this is a good thing.

-There was no movement there anyway.

-Want to get a drink? It's on me.

And these gems which were posted as comments by Adrian, but really merit being on this post. 

Per Adrian, things not to say...

- Do you think they'd hire me for your position?

- Wow. I thought you really liked it there?

- Why? What'd you do?!

- At least you'll be fun-employed! Get it?!

- You'll have more free time for your arts and crafts.

- Wow. How are you going to pay rent?


Basically, don't say anything, just listen. You're not going to fix anything by offering half-assed pick me ups. And you might save yourself an hour looking for a card that says I'm sorry I was such a dope on the phone the other night.  There are no words. There are no words.

4 comments:

Adrian said...

More awful responses:
- Do you think they'd hire me for your position?
- Wow. I thought you really liked it there?
- Why? What'd you do?!
- At least you'll be fun-employed! Get it?!
- You'll have more free time for your arts and crafts.
- Wow. How are you going to pay rent?

Lindsey said...

Oh My God, these are so awesome.

Just Me said...

- Did you know that was coming? I mean you had to know it was coming, right?

- Didn't you hate your job anyway?

- They just saved you from having to go there anymore.

People really are terrible.

Lindsey said...

Oh man! Major flubs there. Thanks, Just Me!