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Sitting in the hospital waiting room

I'm waiting for my FI to come out of surgery (torn Achilles) and this lady across from me is driving me nuts. I can smell her from ten feet away, She won't shut up and has told every single person in the waiting room that she had to walk across a bridge because she isn't allowed at the bus stop by her house after her FI was in a fight there last week. That if she didn't have to be here so early she could have had her case worker bring her, and that her FI is in surgery because of said fight. Also that the fight had something to do with her baby daddy and her kids foster parents not doing what they are supposed to be doing. Whenever someone sits down she tells them the story, if they have the guts to get up and walk away she either follows them or finds someone else to bother. She is also peppering her conversations with random stories of previous injuries, and very inappropriate tales of woe. All of this done in the most horrible English I have heard in a while.

Mental illness is a horrible thing to have to live with. I feel bad for her but in the same moment I wish she would stop talking.

Thank God for my laptop and earphones.

I'm going to Hell for hating on other people.
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    You showed up as fishy at first and I was wondering why she looked so different.

    I kind of want to know more about the fight.
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    I think this sounds really really sad NOT hatters be hattin worthy.
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    Some people are just naturally maddening.  Looks like you're in the company of one right now... lucky you!
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    How do you know she was mentally ill?
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    You should sit down beside her and when someone new comes up, you start telling them HER story. If someone did that to me, it would freak me out.
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    [QUOTE]I'm waiting for my FI to come out of surgery (torn Achilles) and this lady across from me is driving me nuts. I can smell her from ten feet away, She won't shut up and has told every single person in the waiting room that she had to walk across a bridge because she isn't allowed at the bus stop by her house after her FI was in a fight there last week. That if she didn't have to be here so early she could have had her case worker bring her, and that her FI is in surgery because of said fight. Also that the fight had something to do with her baby daddy and her kids foster parents not doing what they are supposed to be doing. Whenever someone sits down she tells them the story, if they have the guts to get up and walk away she either follows them or finds someone else to bother. She is also peppering her conversations with random stories of previous injuries, and very inappropriate tales of woe. All of this done in the most horrible English I have heard in a while. Mental illness is a horrible thing to have to live with. I feel bad for her but in the same moment I wish she would stop talking. Thank God for my laptop and earphones. I'm going to Hell for hating on other people.
    Posted by Y I Oughta[/QUOTE]

    I fvcking hate people like that. The ones that can't just sit quietly and have to have constant attention.  I had a run-in with one of those at the airport a few months ago. I said "yeah, I don't feel like talking". It worked like a charm.
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    [QUOTE]How do you know she was mentally ill?
    Posted by Blueyed228[/QUOTE]

    I was wondering this too. Is she really mentally ill, or just really annoying?
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Sitting in the hospital waiting room : I fvcking hate people like that. The ones that can't just sit quietly and have to have constant attention.  I had a run-in with one of those at the airport a few months ago. I said<strong> "yeah, I don't feel like talking"</strong>. It worked like a charm.
    Posted by JenGin74[/QUOTE]

    I heart you :)
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    Y I OughtaY I Oughta member
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    edited November 2010
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_sitting-hospital-waiting-room?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:109f8464-e6ca-44b2-8d78-607b96aa1f9bPost:ac0b7143-744c-4a94-9011-c4ef30c2d101">Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room</a>:
    [QUOTE]How do you know she was mentally ill?
    Posted by Blueyed228[/QUOTE]

    Sorry, I left out the part about her telling a story about being diagnosed with a mental illness. I didn't catch which one. Just something about her psychiatrist, psychologist, and case worker trying to admit her to a Psychiatric hospital.

    I know her story well enough after two hours that I could start telling it to the next new person in the room
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_sitting-hospital-waiting-room?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:109f8464-e6ca-44b2-8d78-607b96aa1f9bPost:6b4e0744-ee04-4fd0-908b-4b4cde4d3fa6">Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room : I was wondering this too. Is she really mentally ill, or just really annoying?
    Posted by Seshat411[/QUOTE]

    Maybe she's just trying to blame it on something out of the woman's control, so she can justify it as something other than a personality trait?

    I'm guilty of this.  It's so I can say "Bless their heart" instead of cussing them in my head.

    ETA: Nope, OP cleared up it wasn't an assumption.
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    Yeah, I work with people like this on a daily basis in a group home.  It does tax your patience reserves.  It's really sad, because going out in the community means that these people are going to run into lots of people who don't treat them with patience/respect.  I try to sit through every story a certain client tells me and look interested every time.  He has a collection of about 5 stories, and LOVES to tell them, so why not indulge the guy and let him have his fun?

    Not saying it's on you, I'll just be hoping here that someone sits by her and lets her tell her story.
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    [QUOTE]You showed up as fishy at first and I was wondering why she looked so different. I kind of want to know more about the fight.
    Posted by Seshat411[/QUOTE]

    I can see this. I canged my SN and figured some people would find me fishy.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room : I can see this. I canged my SN and figured some people would find me fishy.
    Posted by Y I Oughta[/QUOTE]

    I think she meant fishy from E :)
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_sitting-hospital-waiting-room?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:109f8464-e6ca-44b2-8d78-607b96aa1f9bPost:9bd34ab3-05a2-41ba-8de3-f73d8548ea8b">Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room : I think she meant fishy from E :)
    Posted by AllAboutTheBenjamin[/QUOTE]

    Oh, I was think ing fishy like a troll or something.
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_sitting-hospital-waiting-room?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:109f8464-e6ca-44b2-8d78-607b96aa1f9bPost:9bd34ab3-05a2-41ba-8de3-f73d8548ea8b">Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room : I think she meant fishy from E :)
    Posted by AllAboutTheBenjamin[/QUOTE]

    If we keep saying her name, she'll come visit.
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    [QUOTE]Yeah, I work with people like this on a daily basis in a group home.  It does tax your patience reserves.  It's really sad, because going out in the community means that these people are going to run into lots of people who don't treat them with patience/respect.  I try to sit through every story a certain client tells me and look interested every time.  He has a collection of about 5 stories, and LOVES to tell them, so why not indulge the guy and let him have his fun? Not saying it's on you, I'll just be hoping here that someone sits by her and lets her tell her story.
    Posted by MandK9[/QUOTE]

    You're really nice, plus you're also getting paid to listen to it.

    If I'm sitting in a hospital waiting room while a loved one is in surgery, the last thing on my mind would be indulging someone else.
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    What was your old SN?
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_sitting-hospital-waiting-room?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:109f8464-e6ca-44b2-8d78-607b96aa1f9bPost:daae9402-cd97-4913-b85a-5b867dd431af">Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room : If we keep saying her name, she'll come visit.
    Posted by Wrkn925[/QUOTE]


    Is she like Beetlejuice?  Or something...
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    Someone did sit and talk with her a few minutes ago and she got called to go. She said her FI was getting all of his teeth pulled. I'm guessing maybe they were broken in the fight, but ALL of them.

    I was a hairstylist for two years so I usually have the patience for people like her, just not today when I'm tired, nervous and waiting to see how everything went. 
     

    ETA: old sn was Alainn15
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Sitting in the hospital waiting room : I can see this. I canged my SN and figured some people would find me fishy.
    Posted by Y I Oughta[/QUOTE]

    What? Ha, that made me smile. I know you changed your SN. AATB is right, I meant the real person from E.
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    See, if you're like me, and some weirdo starts talking to you - you make the mistake of being nice to them and humoring them, thinking that it's not going to last very long.  And then they latch onto you and want to tell you EVERYTHING.

    I was pumping gas a few weeks ago and some guy fueling his truck nearby asked me if I was chewing gum.  I was like, what?  Then he asked me again.  That launched into, "Do you smoke?  How about drink?  Yeah I don't.  It ruined my life.  Blahblahblahblahblah" and then I was like WOW "Yeah I gotta go, have a great day!"
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    [QUOTE]See, if you're like me, and some weirdo starts talking to you - you make the mistake of being nice to them and humoring them, thinking that it's not going to last very long.  And then they latch onto you and want to tell you EVERYTHING. I was pumping gas a few weeks ago and some guy fueling his truck nearby asked me if I was chewing gum.  I was like, what?  Then he asked me again.  That launched into, "Do you smoke?  How about drink?  Yeah I don't.  It ruined my life.  Blahblahblahblahblah" and then I was like WOW "Yeah I gotta go, have a great day!"
    Posted by AllAboutTheBenjamin[/QUOTE]

    Ya, I usually answer them really nicely and then the river starts flowing. I have to learn to be a little meaner to strangers I guess.

    There was a woman that used to come in to the salon I worked at. She would tell everyone that she was going to go home and kill herself after her haircut. One day the customer in the next chair told her that it was the third time she had heard her say that and obviously she wasn't going to do it so she should shut up. She stopped talking about killing herself and ever time she came in after that she would say her husband/brother/aunt/mother had dies a few days ago and she needed to look good for the funeral. I swear the woman told us her mother and husband dies about four times each and the funeral was always the next day.
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    [QUOTE]See, if you're like me, and some weirdo starts talking to you - you make the mistake of being nice to them and humoring them, thinking that it's not going to last very long.  And then they latch onto you and want to tell you EVERYTHING. I was pumping gas a few weeks ago and some guy fueling his truck nearby asked me if I was chewing gum.  I was like, what?  Then he asked me again.  That launched into, "Do you smoke?  How about drink?  Yeah I don't.  It ruined my life.  Blahblahblahblahblah" and then I was like WOW "Yeah I gotta go, have a great day!"
    Posted by AllAboutTheBenjamin[/QUOTE]

    I've made this mistake, more than once, at g-ma's nursing home. Do you know how hard it is to politely end an irrational conversation with an old person who just wants someone to talk to? I don't even speak, they talk at me. But I feel bad, and think they might not get visitors and might be lonely, next thing I know a hour has passed and I'm still just trying to make my way to the door. I'm a sucker for old people, they get me everytime!

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    kcullen, I hate to make you think I only think of you when it comes to LBGT things, but did you read the article about the British couple fighting to get a legal union?

    Apparently only same-sex couples can get legal unions in Britain, and they are doing it to prove that legal union =/= marriage.

    ETA: To clarify, the original couple is opposite sex.
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    [QUOTE]kcullen, I hate to make you think I only think of you when it comes to LBGT things, but did you read the article about the British couple fighting to get a legal union? Apparently only same-sex couples can get legal unions in Britain, and they are doing it to prove that legal union =/= marriage. ETA: To clarify, the original couple is opposite sex.
    Posted by Wrkn925[/QUOTE]

    It's alright, do you have a link? I haven't heard about it.

    But I do perfer talking about ponies <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /> We saw a TON of them driving from NJ to GA and back. But mostly cows. Virginia is full of cows, and mostly black cows, which I thought was odd, like 80% I would guess we saw were all black (not black and white spotted). 

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    LINKY

    This isn't the one I read yesterday, but basically the same thing.

    I live in KY, so I'm not really amused by livestock.  Cow=dinner or diary, horse=transportation.
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    [QUOTE]LINKY This isn't the one I read yesterday, but basically the same thing. I live in KY, so I'm not really amused by livestock.  Cow=dinner or diary, horse=transportation.
    Posted by Wrkn925[/QUOTE]

    interesting, I support it. I mean how can I not really? I don't understand it, as I would give anything to be able to get married versus get a civil union, but to each is own. They could of course get married an refer to each other as their partner instead of husband and wife, but if they don't want the historical implications of marriage to weigh down their relationship than more power to them. Hopefully Britian will open up civil unions and civil marriages to all couples regardless of gender pairings in light of this.

    I live in NJ, in the suburbs, cows amuse me, as do ponies and horses. I don't see  them as dinner or transportation, but as friends lol. Probably because I don't eat red meat and have no idea how to ride a horse lol.

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