It is not my fault that the customer in front of you in line has 2 western union sends and a bill pay. It is also not my fault that my manager won't send any coworkers to come help and screams at me when I call her over to help with difficult customers. I am not "terrible customer service" because of things that are 100% out of my control and I fucking hate people who get piss with me when I am literally just doing my job
"P-please don't stare at me like that. I get so...terribly shy."
Grief is a personal expression. I can't believe I was repeatedly hassled for being withdrawn and quiet at a memorial service. It adds outrage to bereavement, resulting in an angsty anguished feeling.
Yes, it's bullshit when someone tells you how you should react in a situation like that. Everyone deals with that stuff in their own way. Nobody should be stigmatized for not acting traumatized or weeping or terrified in response to bad news.
I imagine it's worse for women.
Forget the dead you've left; they will not follow you.
The vagabond who is rapping at your door, is standing in the clothes you once wore.