I arrived at work today and a friend said to me, with a dazed look on her face, “my husband just got laid off.”
“I’m so sorry!” I said. “How awful.”
“We’re just numb,” she said, and then we had to go in to our meeting and I couldn’t say anything else.
Then when school started a girl in my class said, “My daddy just lost his job.”
I stupidly replied, “how scary.”
She looked at me blankly, and then said, irritated, “NO, it’s sad.”
She’s right. It is very sad.