Unfiltered Story #32831

Unfiltered | September 10, 2017

As a child, if someone told me I was wrong about a conclusion I’d reached myself without telling me WHY it was wrong, I just assumed I was still right. This lead to a few conversations like the following exchange with the school nurse.

Me: “My belly hurts.”

Nurse: “You mean your stomach?”

Me: “No, my belly.”

Nurse: “…Why don’t you show me where it hurts?”

I lift my shirt partway and point.

Nurse: “So, your stomach.”

Me: “NO. My stomach is on the inside, and I hurt on the OUTSIDE.”

Nurse: “Your stomach hurts.”

Apparently it never occurred to her to tell me outright that it’s called my stomach anyway, so instead she kept repeating something she’d just learned I didn’t believe.