Hi guys! Wonder if anyone has been in the same boat as me with cruel comments and how did you cope with them?
I started my new job yesterday, I need some care experience in order to apply for a Radiography degree next year. So I've got a job at a care home for the year while I study my open university course. It's completely different to anything I've done before, mainly call centre stuff, but it was lovely getting to know the residents. well, most of them! One old lady in particular was having a bad day and was screaming insults at everyone, I happened to walk past her and bear the brunt of her anger, she called me "a disgrace with no figure" and said I had a "fat bum". Of course I laughed it off, yes I do have a fat bum but I'm doing slimming world and getting healthier... but yeah, inside it still hurt. And although today is my day off, I'm still thinking about that cruel comment! She's a 90 year old woman for God's sake, I need to get some perspective! Of course the rest of the residents were lovely, but it kinda put a dampener on things! Still I'm not going to let it stop me getting settled in my new job, colleagues seemed lovely and it's only 4 x 7 hour shifts a week (either 8-3 or 3-10) so will leave me plenty of time to do my studies and concentrate on getting fit!
Obviously I need to just get over the comments, but it hurt and I'm dreading the thought of getting them on a daily basis! Anyone else been through the same thing? Or got any ideas to help me not be so bothered by them? I'd appreciate it enormously. It's my first week on Slimming world and I think the thought I am doing something positive about getting healthy and losing weight is the only thing that stopped me from bursting into tears!