Every time a stranger asks me “what happened?” to my face (like the woman at the hospital cafe serving me a salad this morning), I want to quote them Stella Young:
“It doesn’t matter how we got like this. Really. If you’re just sitting next to one of us on the train, or taking our order at a cafe, you don’t actually need to know.”
And so I told her, she doesn’t need to ask, she doesn’t need to know.
“But my cousin has the exact same thing as you”, she said.
“I’m sure they do, but you don’t need to ask me”.
Because I am not feeling the greatest, I showed frustration at her question. Because she didn’t need to know.
Education from me at all times is not necessary.
The salad was good, though.
(I wrote this in 2016. The quote from Stella Young is in this article.)