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    So, I make comfort quilts for children's hospital. Got hit by the "Oh I don't have time, I work." comment..
    My face still stings after that. Felt like I was slapped.

    If I could work, I would !! Was really nice and told this woman, "OK, but I do have time. "

    hmmm.. in the dumps today.

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    Don't let her comments live rent free in your head. They were thoughtless. Literally. She just didn't THINK. The world is full of people who don't THINK before they talk. Take the high road, and smile. Make your day a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    Don't let her comments live rent free in your head. They were thoughtless. Literally. She just didn't THINK. The world is full of people who don't THINK before they talk. Take the high road, and smile. Make your day a good one.
    wise words.. "Don't let her comments live rent free in your head" I really like that.. and yes, not malisious, just thoughtless.
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    should look at my signature.. Laughing is inner jogging !

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    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger
    So, I make comfort quilts for children's hospital. Got hit by the "Oh I don't have time, I work." comment..
    My face still stings after that. Felt like I was slapped.

    If I could work, I would !! Was really nice and told this woman, "OK, but I do have time. "

    hmmm.. in the dumps today.
    Do not let that bother you. You are doing a blessed thing that others cannot do. Think of all those children who would not have a comfort quilt without YOU!!!! You are touching so many lives. :thumbup: Feel good about being where you are today. If God meant for you to have a job, He would do something about it. Right now He wants you right where you are!!!! :thumbup:

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    I'm more sore after a day of quilting than I am after removing & installing 200 computers. I work a lot harder on my own projects than I ever did punching a clock.

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    I understand How you feel I am unable to work because of a back injury I look at quilting as my job my chance to give back and feel like I am part of society again your job is to quilt you get paid in gratitude which is worth so much more.and look at it this way you get to do what you love to do how many people can say that?!

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    "I work", oh pleeeeeeeese. I used to tell people I had a job because it was way harder and way more work to stay at home!

    You could always say, "Oh, so you work outside the home, good for you!"

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    You will be blessed for your efforts in making the childrens comfort quilts. She will not receive blessings for being rude. I love the comment about not letting her comments live rent free in your head. It is good advice.

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    Sorry for your experience. But really admire the way you answered her. You may not be receiving a pay check of money but you are doing good work. Thanks for what you are doing.

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    Glad you were nice, I'm not sure I would of been, I would of said...

    I worked as a concrete mixer driver, 8 to 15 hours a day 6 days a week..but because I fell off my mixer truck I cracked 5 ribs, had to have surgery on my arm and hurt my lower back which now I can no longer do that kind of a job...

    Now I have time to quilt...(anything else to say)???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I understand How you feel I am unable to work because of a back injury I look at quilting as my job my chance to give back and feel like I am part of society again your job is to quilt you get paid in gratitude which is worth so much more.and look at it this way you get to do what you love to do how many people can say that?!
    I feel you, the same goes for me..

    just trying to find something I can do to keep my time Occupied, so I don't go stir crazy..

    I've worked most of my life since I was 16 years old, except the first few years my boys were born and now there gone and I don't know what to do with myself since I can't work any more...

    I can't sit long periods of time, stand or lay...
    And right now getting injection in my back for pain...

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    Your creating beautiful WORKS of happiness for kids

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    Don't let someone's thoughtless comments impact you that much. You do a wonderful thing by giving your time and skills to making charity quilts. You should feel good about that. Smile and know that your quilts bring comfort to people in need!! That is as worthwhile as any job out there!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by roda
    Your creating beautiful WORKS of happiness for kids
    I would have told her that I don't have to work and enjoy being retired at home!!

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    Hey you should have just said "Yep some have to work and some get to quilt" I think she was feeling sorry for herself..she HAS to work...some people HAVE to work because they over extended themselves and are in debt up to their eyeballs...my DH & I live on a limited income..we just don't have or do anything fancy...but we are happy and I can quilt when I want to....don't let her comment bother you...you know that you are doing a service that makes others happy and gives them comfort..that is all that is important..Keep on Stitchin' Linda B.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tjradj
    Don't let her comments live rent free in your head. They were thoughtless. Literally. She just didn't THINK. The world is full of people who don't THINK before they talk. Take the high road, and smile. Make your day a good one.
    I LOVE this!! Your words are perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marknfran
    Quote Originally Posted by chairjogger
    So, I make comfort quilts for children's hospital. Got hit by the "Oh I don't have time, I work." comment..
    My face still stings after that. Felt like I was slapped.

    If I could work, I would !! Was really nice and told this woman, "OK, but I do have time. "

    hmmm.. in the dumps today.
    Do not let that bother you. You are doing a blessed thing that others cannot do. Think of all those children who would not have a comfort quilt without YOU!!!! You are touching so many lives. :thumbup: Feel good about being where you are today. If God meant for you to have a job, He would do something about it. Right now He wants you right where you are!!!! :thumbup:
    :thumbup: Yah what they said.... could if she wanted to just making an excuse !!! Did both when full time. Doubt she thought before opening the mouth.... hang in there!! Keep up the Good work!! :)

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    You could always say, "Oh, so you work outside the home, good for you!"[/quote]
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    And then add "I'm so bored at home I spend a great deal of my time standing on my head, trying to look in the mirror to see if my wrinkles have gone away."

    I did that once, the look on the lady's face after it penetrated through the mists in her brain was priceless!!!!

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    shame on her!

    don't let her negativity take anything away from the wonderful work you are doing!!! caring for the sick is one of the most special kinds of work there is...

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    I go to work so I get a chance to just sit on my butt for awhile. :roll: I quilt, I sew, I do volunteer work, I am team mom, wife, grandma, sister, aunt, and a couple other things. Just because you work, doesn't mean that you can't help others. I say BLAAA to her!
    My husband has been off work for over two years, he would love to be back to work, he also devotes time to the community.

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    You are doing such a kind thing for the children and the hospital. Don't let anyone take that away from you. Everybody is busy we make time for things that are important to us - like making quilts :)

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    I work and I still get stuff done, sometimes!!! I wish I did not have to work, I would rather do more volunteering and quilting.
    My hope is to be able to quit by October.

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    I really am sorry your feeling were hurt. ((((hugs))) Our path will cross many other paths in our life. The most important thing is how do we ourself handle what is spoken from our lips. Personalities also get in the way. meeting under different circumstances often the same two people would like each other. Hang in there and hold your head high. You still have many more to meet before your days are ended. (smile always)

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    No offense to the 'outside of the home workers' BUT I LOVE being a stay at home mom.. You were nicer than I would of been.. I would of rubbed in her face that I DONT HAVE TO WORK MY HUBBY PROVIDES So I can sit at home and eat Bon Bons all day and on occasion get a quilt done..

    Sorry she was ugly. Think of it this way, you cant fix stupid...

    You are doing a great job helping those in need..She was just rearing her ugly green head.. She only wishes she doesnt have to work..

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    For years I worked sewed quilted knit volunteered and raised 4 great kids I think a lot of people just use the fact that they work as an excuse to get out of doing some things.

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