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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Why Am I so Afraid?

It get so wimpy when it comes to possibly hurting someone's feelings. Mostly, this is a good thing. After all, you shouldn't go around hurting people's feelings. But sometimes, something needs to be said, and I'm too chicken to say it.

I thought about this because someone I know took her kid (Ander's age) to the doctor. The nurse insisted on weighing him on the baby scale and he screamed the whole time. Now, clearly, the adult scale would have been a better idea. Not as precise, certainly, but precision isn't that important once an otherwise healthy baby is a toddler. Instead of insisting that the nurse was wrong, the lady let her son cry. After all, and somewhat understandably (as I probably would have done the same thing), nurses should know what they are doing, KWIM?

But that mom should have insisted on a change, even if it hurt the nurses feelings.

I face the same dilemma in my life all the time. I need to work on speaking up.



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Frog said...

Who keeps leaving these crazy comments? I had one like that on my blog.

Anonymous said...

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