25 People Confess The Most Insensitive Thing That Has Ever Been Said To Them

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People can be cruel, selfish, and downright douchey to one another. Oh, you’ve put on a tiny bit of holiday weight this Christmas? Don’t worry — because Barbara from work is about to tear you a new one about the dangers of obesity and make backhanded compliments about how you’re not like those 500 pound TLC specials. Thanks, Barbara. B*tch.

Some human beings just can’t understand how words can slice through a person. They don’t realize that something they say so flippantly and in passing can actually smash someone’s self esteem, pride, and humanity into a million little pieces. I mean, you never forget when your dad tells you to just “suck it up” in relation to your struggles with mental health. And you sure as hell never forget when a stranger comes up to you and tells you to “wash your face, you disgusting troll.” They may not understand acne, but hey, at least YOU have a soul.

So whether it’s a family member, friend, teacher, or acquaintance — don’t listen and take to heart all of the bullsh*t that they spout, especially when it’s to undermine your appearance, your personality, or kids. And for f*ck’s sake, don’t listen to Barbara — because Barbara’s a f*cking b*tch.

These are 25 of the most insensitive things ever said to another person:


That I’m lucky that my husband died. If he was still alive, we might have gotten a divorce at some point, and would have had a huge fight for custody of my daughter. I was 23, he was 23, our daughter was 19 months old.


At 16, I was a passenger in a car that spun out of control and crashed into a tree because the driver was trying to show off. I was in a wheel chair for six months. Some time after the crash, the driver says to me, “If it weren’t for me you wouldn’t even have that money. Give me some so I can buy a guitar.”


My husband was an alcoholic and my sister bought him alcohol for our Christmas party at my mom’s one year. I tried to get him to leave the bottle there (about half full) rather than take it with us and she got all pissy and said, ” God, I can see why he drinks having to live with you.”


My nine year-old nephew said to me today, “nobody even likes you.”


When I was in 5th grade math. My math teacher was teaching my class about symmetry. She pointed a student out saying “Look at (insert name here), he is a great example of an asymmetrical face.” Everyone in class grew quiet after that.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.