me: "...oh yeah, i haven't told you? yeah i just found out my dad has cancer. we're not really sure how serious it is yet..."
dude at work: "oh it's serious. my buddy's dad had cancer, and they gave him six months to a year. but after two months, HE EXPLODED (embellishment)."
chick at work: "oh yeah, my uncle had cancer, and he was given a year, but around five months into it ALL HIS LIMBS FELL OFF (another embellishment)."
me: "well, we are staying positive and praying for the best..."
dude: "man, cancer ain't no joke. i had a buddy who had cancer and HE CAUGHT ON FIRE AND SHOT IN TO SPACE before he even had a chance to settle his will (yet another embellishment)..."
*note - the words in CAPS are not actually what they said. i edited for comedic purposes. please continue laughing.
at this point in the conversation, i turned around and walked out. i was just trying to tell a friend about my dad, and they kept bringing up how their friends and family had all suffered and died because of cancer. as if i didn't know that cancer is scary. as if i didn't need any encouragement. i almost started crying, and i NEVER cry (another embellishment - actually i cry like a water faucet). it was really annoying. i'm not mad at him or anything, but i did have to walk out.
but on a positive note, it looks like i AM getting promoted and raised, so yee haw! i'll post more as i know more.
i'm outie 5000.