There are some questions that simply shouldn't be asked, and yet, people open their mouths and let the horrible words tumble out.
When people ask deeply insensitive questions it can be hard to parse whether they're intentionally being cruel, or they've descended to another level of emotional density. Either way, some questions don't deserve any acknowledgement other than side-eye or a slap.
“Why did you give him the money” my managers response to me telling her I got robbed at gun point in our store.
Got back from the bathroom at a restaurant, my mom asks in front of my family, “Do you go into the bathroom to throw up after you eat?”
I’ve only been conscious of what I eat after that.
"Why don't you just like, have a baby?"
Asked a day after I told her I had a miscarriage.